Vladimir Putin met with Angela Merkel in the Green Vault jewellery museum. Before they began their talks the two heads of state took a brief tour through the museum.
About three thousand items are gathered in the Green Vault and include jewellery and rare artifacts from all over the world. A large exhibit opened to visitors 15 September 2006 in honour of Dresden’s 800th anniversary.
Following the talks a number of joint documents were signed in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.
The documents include a cooperation agreement between Russian Vneshekonombank and the Bank of Dresden in the context of a public and private partnership, and also a framework credit agreement between Vneshekonombank and Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau devoted to financing, renovating and expanding the passenger terminal of the Khrabrovo Airport in Kaliningrad.
They also signed a cooperation protocol between the I. I. Mechnikova St Petersburg Medical Academy, the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, the Berlin Medical Society and the Berlin Charity Clinic, as well as a memorandum on establishing a permanently functioning Russian-German forum that will examine various issues linked to raw materials and be based in the St Petersburg Mining Institute and Technical University and the Freiburg Mining Academy.
Following the meeting the leaders of the two countries gave a joint press conference.