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4 Jul, 2009 18:00

Medvedev sends July 4 congrats to Obama

Two days before U.S. president Barack Obama’s visit to Moscow, Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev has sent him congratulations on July 4, U.S. Independence Day.

"We are actively preparing for your visit to Moscow. We proceed [from the assumption] that specific results will be achieved at the summit, which should open new prospects for the development of our ties for the benefit of Russian and U.S. nationals, for peace and progress," Dmitry Medvedev said in his message to the American president.

Earlier, Kremlin aide Sergei Prikhodko said that, along with a key framework arms control agreement, two presidents are expected to sign deals which will expand the country’s bilateral military ties.

That might include the agreement on transit of U.S. military supplies via Russia to