Putin welcomes Merkel with flowers during meeting in Moscow

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Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Moscow with a bouquet of flowers on Friday, in what is likely her last visit to the Kremlin as chancellor.

Putin and Merkel are likely to broach Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline to Germany, which is nearly complete despite U.S. complaints that the pipeline will deal a huge blow to ally Ukraine by bypassing the historic gas transit country.

Both said they hoped for a successful dialogue on topics such as the situation in Afghanistan and Libya as well as bilateral relations.

Merkel is due to step down as chancellor after a September 26 election.

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