Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 78

Russian prime minister Viktor Chernomyrdin and an accompanying delegation arrived in Prague yesterday for talks that are to focus on improving bilateral trade relations. Chernomyrdin, who will be making his first official visit to the Czech Republic, also suggested that military technical cooperation will be on the agenda. Prior to his departure Chernomyrdin allowed that Moscow has no right to veto Prague’s accession to NATO, but said he would nonetheless convey Moscow’s negative view of NATO’s enlargement. (Itar-Tass, April 20)

Moscow Emphasizes Peaceful Resolution to Korean Tensions.