( Itar-Tass ) - About a dozen documents will be signed at the end of Russian-Italian bilateral consultations by President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Romano Prodi, Putin's aide Sergei Prikhodko told Itar-Tass.
These consultations will be held Tuesday in the southern Italian city of Bari.
"Timed for the event is the signing of a package of bilateral agreements and treaties that cover a variety of areas - both at government level and at the level of leading corporations and financial institutions," Prikhodko said.
"The sides plan signing a package of nine documents, including an agreement on protection of intellectual property in defense and related technologies, a protocol of cooperation in manufacturing the medium-range Russian super-jet, and a memorandum of intentions between the Federal Agency for Atomic Energy and Enel corporation for developing nuclear power industry," he indicated.
"Besides, the two countries are ready to sign a program of exchanges in culture and education in the years 2007 through 2009, an agreement on cooperation between Russian and Italian railways, a lending agreement between Russia's Vneshtorgbank and Italy's Mediobanca, and a protocol of intentions in drafting joint projects between the State Hermitage Museum, Ferrara province, municipality of the town of Ferrara and the Emilia Romagna province," Prikhodko said.