Russian Prime Minister Putin visits Denmark for talks
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin arrived Tuesday on an official visit to Denmark that included talks with his Danish counterpart Lars Lokke Rasmussen and a meeting with Queen Margrethe, DPA reported.
The visit signalled that relations between the two countries had improved from late 2002 when Putin, then president of Russia, cancelled a visit to Denmark to protest a decision to allow an international conference on Chechnya to be held in Copenhagen.
In December 2009, Putin attended a United Nations climate change conference hosted by Denmark.
The Russian leader and his delegation were also to meet with leading Danish companies, including shipping and oil conglomerate AP Moller-Maersk.
Danish engineering company FLSmidth, which provides equipment and services to cement and minerals industries, said it expected to sign agreements - valued at more than 381 million dollars - on future cooperation with two Russian customers.