A spokesman for the Dutch government confirmed yesterday that Russian president Boris Yeltsin is planning to visit The Hague on February 4 for talks with Dutch prime minister Wim de Kok. German chancellor Helmut Kohl had originally proposed the trip, which will be aimed at boosting cooperation between Russia and the European Union. Kok is currently chairman of the European Commission. A Russian presidential spokesman said yesterday that the trip would likely be Yeltsin’s first abroad following his return to the Kremlin. (Interfax, January 4; Reuter, Rossiiskaya gazeta, January 6)
Kazakhstan Reduces Customs Tariffs.