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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Blair to Visit Moscow

LONDON -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair will visit Moscow next month at the invitation of President Boris Yeltsin, Blair's office said Wednesday.

Blair, who will be in Moscow on Oct. 5 and 6, is due to sign a pact boosting bilateral cooperation in the fight against crime and drug trafficking.

Blair last met Yeltsin when they attended a meeting of the Group of Seven leading industrial nations last June.

British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook paved the way for Blair's visit by flying to Moscow in July and finalizing the deal.