Russia's Medvedev to visit Poland by yearend – presidential aide
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will pay an official visit to Poland by the end of this year, a Russian presidential aide said, RIA Novosti reported.
"I confirm that intensive preparations for the visit are underway upon an order from the president. The visit has been long planned and is very necessary for our bilateral relations," Sergei Prikhodko said.
"We would like for the visit to take place by the yearend," he said adding that the date would be officially announced later.
Some experts say that Russian-Polish relations, which deteriorated during Lech Kaczynski's presidency over a range of historical disputes, are likely to improve under President Bronislaw Komorowski.
Following Komorowski's victory in early elections called after Kaczynski's death in a plane crash in western Russia in April this year, Medvedev pledged to continue "regular dialogue to expand all-embracing cooperation between Russia and Poland."