Russian MP says France's Le Pen to visit Moscow on Friday

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Posted: Mar 23, 2017 6:57 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen will visit Moscow on Friday, Russian news agencies quoted a senior Russian lawmaker as saying.

Leonid Slutsky, head of the lower house of parliament's foreign affairs committee, said he had personally invited Le Pen to meet Russian lawmakers.

Last year Le Pen, one of the frontrunners in France's presidential election, said she, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin "would be good for world peace."

(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Christian Lowe)