Russian President Vladimir Putin and Polish Prime Minister Leszek Miller discussed the whole range of bilateral relations in the Kremlin on Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov told journalists after the meeting. The conversation was constructive, open and fruitful, he added. According to the minister, Russian-Polish relations were rather cold during the last years, but now Moscow and Warsaw "are willing to develop mutually beneficial cooperation on a serious legal basis". Therefore, Vladimir Putin's visit to Warsaw scheduled for mid-January is of particular importance, Igor Ivanov said. Putin and Miller discussed the situation in the world, the minister said. According to him, Russia and Poland "are active members of the anti-terrorist coalition" and intend to develop anti-terrorist cooperation. Russia and Poland are against new division lines in Europe, Igor Ivanov stressed. According to him, Moscow and Warsaw support the establishment of a common system of European security. In addition, Putin and Miller discussed trade and economic cooperation, in particular, the diversification of trade links, and cooperation in the spheres of science and culture, the Russian Foreign Minister said.
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