Speaking at the return dinner at Spencer House in honour of Her Majesty, Vladimir Putin stressed that Russia and Britain had attained a level of mature and promising partnership. Present-day relations made it possible to pool the potentials of the two states to address common problems, the Russian President said.
Vladimir Putin expressed his deep appreciation to Elizabeth II for her hospitality and cordial welcome.
Among a hundred or so people invited to the reception were Charles Prince of Wales and Prince Andrew, Duke of York.
State Visit to the UK
June 22 − 26, 2003