President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to France

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in France three-day visit.








Dmitry Medvedev takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe. (UPI / Alex Natin)




Dmitry Medvedev with French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde and the junior minister for veterans Hubert Falco pass under the Arc de Triomphe after the wreath-laying ceremony. (UPI / Alex Natin)




The Russian president and the French ministers during the wreath-laying ceremony on March 2 2010. (UPI / Alex Natin)




French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, shakes hands with Dmitry Medvedev in Paris Matignon Palace. (UPI / Alex Natin)



Dmitry Medvedev arrived for a meeting with French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, which took place prior to their visit to the palace Matignon. (UPI / Alex Natin)



Paying tribute to the protocol state visit Medvedev met with the Mayor of Paris and spoke at the City Hall and laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe. (UPI / Alex Natin)



The presidents of Russia and France with their spouses before visiting the Louvre. Dmitry Medvedev and Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Svetlana Medvedeva and Carla Bruni spoke on the square in front of the museum with Parisians and visitors alike. (UPI / Alex Natin)



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In the Louvre, the Heads of State opened a unique, specially composed for the French exhibition "Holy Russia» (UPI / Alex Natin)



D. Medvedva visit to France began with a meeting at the Elysee Palace with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. (UPI / Alex Natin)



Meeting Nicolas Sarkozy and Dmitry Medvedev during a welcome ceremony held at the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the French president. (UPI / Alex Natin)



After the official welcoming ceremony held talks between the two leaders. (UPI / Alex Natin)



Presidents during a joint press conference held at the Elysee Palace immediately after the welcoming ceremony. (UPI / Alex Natin)



A landmark event Dmitry Medvedev's visit to France was the official opening of the Year of Russia in France and the Year of France in Russia. (UPI / Alex Natin)



The main result of the meeting can be regarded as the signing of a protocol agreement by the French company "Gaz de France Suez" about her joining the project "North Stream» (UPI / Alex Natin)



Presidents communicate during the signing of the protocol agreement. (UPI / Alex Natin)



Construction of the pipeline will begin in April 2010. The first deliveries via the pipeline are expected in autumn 2011. Now the Russian supplies to France about 10 billion cubic meters of gas per year. (UPI / Alex Natin)



During Dmitry Medvedev's visit to France presidents signed several major agreements in the economic sphere. (UPI / Alex Natin)

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