Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 219

Russian foreign minister Yevgeny Primakov arrived in Brasilia yesterday to begin a four-day Latin American tour that will also include visits to Argentina, Colombia, and Costa Rica. Yesterday’s early morning meeting in Geneva of the Russian, U.S., British, and French foreign ministers — to discuss the Iraq crisis (see below) — delayed Primakov’s arrival in Brazil by one day. The Russian minister and his Brazilian counterpart are expected to sign accords on educational cultural exchanges, the peaceful use of space, and technological cooperation. The two sides will also sign a declaration on principles of cooperation. (Kyodo, Itar-Tass, November 20)

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