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Austria's Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl smiles after her address to the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit Austria on Aug. 18 to attend Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl's wedding, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

Putin is also due on Aug. 18 to travel to Germany to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel for talks about Syria, Ukraine and energy at the government's Meseberg palace outside Berlin.

(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

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