Putin spoke about his trip to Austria for the wedding

Putin spoke about his trip to Austria for the wedding

Moscow. August 22. INTERFAX.RU — Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his trip to Austria for the wedding of the head of foreign Affairs Karin Kneissl were of a private nature, however, he was able to talk with the Chancellor and foreign Minister of the Republic.


“We are all adults and occupying a serious position in society, but people are very open and cheerful”, — Putin said at a press conference on Wednesday, and once again thanked the Austrian for the newlyweds wedding invitation.

According to him, “the newly-made husband — man is not alien — he is a former athlete, judoka, and it is always unites”.

“Despite the holiday, we were able to speak briefly with Minister of foreign Affairs, and the Chancellor of the Austrian Republic on issues,” Putin said, stressing that his visit, however, was of a private nature.

The President noted that Austria is “playing a very positive role, not only striving for the development of bilateral relations, but also in the development of dialogue between Russia and the EU.”

As a surprise the Russian President brought with them the folklore ensemble of the Cossacks. Among those invited to the wedding — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian strache. Last, the publication Oesterreich, has many active contacts in the “United Russia”.

The same day Putin flew to Berlin, where he had scheduled talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.