…AS MOSCOW AWAITS VISIT BY ARGENTINE PRESIDENT.
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Russia is also looking to strengthen its ties with Latin American countries. Yesterday in Moscow, government delegations from Argentina and Russia met under the auspices of a bilateral commission on trade, economic and scientific cooperation. Representatives from the two sides said that Russia and Argentina hope soon to raise bilateral trade turnover from US$250 million, the figure for 1997, to some US$3 billion annually. That was the level of trade between the two countries in the 1970s.
Yesterday’s meeting comes on the eve of a visit to Russia by Argentine President Carlos Menem. He is to be accompanied by a large group of Argentine businessmen. During Menem’s visit, the two sides are expected to sign agreements on investments and tourism. (Itar-Tass, June 23) Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov visited Argentina last November as part of a longer official tour of Latin America.
TERRITORIAL ROW NOT DISCUSSED AT RUSSIAN-JAPANESE TALKS.