Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 4

A Russian delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Serov yesterday began an official visit to Baku. Also on the delegation are the minister for CIS affairs, Aman Tuleev, the deputy minister of fuel and energy, Anatoli Shatalov, and the leaders of the Transneft and LUKoil companies. Issues to be discussed during the visit include: the possible application of unified taxation rules, transit transport to Iran, a program of economic cooperation between Russia and Azerbaijan to the year 2000, and the opening of offices for regional authorities in Azerbaijan and Russia. Repayment of Azerbaijan’s state debt to Russia, some $80 million, is also to be examined.

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