President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev: Mr President, I am very pleased to have this opportunity to meet with you once again. Moscow has turned on some good weather today and I am sure you will find this to your liking. I saw on television just before that it is snowing in Europe, while here it is 15 degrees today. I imagine you appreciate too that the time difference with Prague is only two hours now, whereas last time we met, on the other side of the Russian Federation, it was a nine-hour time difference, although that did not stop us from discussing the development of the dialogue and cooperation between Russia and Europe and holding a very good one-on-one meeting. We agreed at that time that you would make this visit today.
I want to wish you a warm welcome to Moscow, or to the Moscow Region, to be more precise, where we have all the right conditions for working undisturbed.
I hope to discuss with you all the main areas of our bilateral cooperation, talk about the economy and about what we are doing, together and individually, to overcome the crisis. I am ready to share with you my thoughts on the summit in Pittsburgh if you are interested.
Of course, we will also discuss work on our big bilateral projects, European security issues, regional matters, and the humanitarian dimension of our relations, all topics of mutual interest.
Once again, I wish you welcome and hope for a productive and fruitful dialogue.
President of The Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus: Thank you very much.
Mr President, you have just said all I wanted to say myself at the start.
I am very pleased to be here and I thank you very much for the invitation.
We agreed in Khabarovsk that we need to meet to discuss our bilateral relations, international affairs, European issues and foreign policy matters.
I am ready to discuss all of this with you.
Thank you very much.