Danish Queen Margrethe II to visit Moscow

Danish Queen Margrethe II will visit Moscow on September 6-9, a Kremlin source said on Monday.

She will be accompanied by her spouse, Prince Consort Henri, their son Crown Prince Frederik, and the delegation of over 100 Danish businessmen.

This is Queen Margrethe’s second visit to Russia. She visited Moscow and St. Petersburg in 1975.

The visit comes after President Dmitry Medvedev’s invitation to the royal family during his visit to Denmark in April.

Apart from the talks with Medvedev, the Queen will meet with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and take part in the opening ceremonies of the second Russian-Danish business forum, a Kremlin source said.

One of the key topics for negotiations will be cooperation in energy and especially the Nord Stream project, the source said.

The Nord Stream pipeline will eventually pump 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year to Western Europe and will go through the territorial waters and exclusive economic zones of Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany.

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