A Russian government delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Ignatenko is scheduled to depart today for Pyongyang in order to participate in the first session of a bilateral commission on trade and cooperation scheduled for April 10-12. Russian deputy foreign minister Aleksandr Panov is to conduct simultaneous bilateral political consultations. Panov could not confirm whether Ignatenko would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il. (Itar-Tass, April 8)
Canadian Foreign Minister in Moscow.