Russian President Vladimir Putin and Moldovan President Igor Dodon will discuss bilateral trade relations and cooperation in culture and humanitarian issues between the two countries, according to the Kremlin press service.

On January 16–18, President of Moldova Igor Dodon visits Moscow at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin.

On January 17, the two presidents will hold talks to discuss the status and prospects of bilateral cooperation in trade, the economy, culture and in humanitarian issues. They will focus on current regional issues, primarily the resolution of the Transnistrian dispute.

The spokesman of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, said that Vladimir Putin will prepare today for the meeting with his Moldovan counterpart.

"The president is preparing today for Moldovan-Russian negotiations that will take place tomorrow during the official visit of the President of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon. This is his first visit abroad. As you know, the Moldovan-Russian negotiations at the highest level have not taken place a long time," said Peskov.