US President George W. Bush is accepting Russian President Vladimir Putin's invitation to meet next week in the Russian resort city of Sochi.
The meeting between the two leaders will take place April 6 as Bush is wrapping up a trip to Ukraine, Croatia and the NATO summit in Bucharest, Romania. It will likely be the last between Bush and the Russian leader beore Putin leaves office. Putin's successor as Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, takes office at the beginning of May.
Bush announced the visit during a pre-trip interview with foreign journalists. He said he and Putin would discuss a dispute between the U.S. and Russia over a proposed new American missile defense system to be based in Eastern Europe.
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