Russia’s top diplomat to discuss trade and economic cooperation in Hong Kong

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Hong Kong for the first time on Tuesday. Lavrov will meet with Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam to discuss bilateral cooperation in the trade and economic, financial, humanitarian and other spheres.

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Moscow interested in improving relations with Tbilisi — Russian deputy foreign minister

Moscow is interested in improving relations with Tbilisi to an extent that would be comfortable for Georgia, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin told TASS on Wednesday after talks with Georgian prime minister’s special envoy for Russia Zurab Abashidze.

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Russian-Chinese trade turnover grows by 10.8% to $9.2 billion in January — China’s customs

Trade turnover between Russia and China in January 2019 has increased by 10.8% on an annualized basis to $9.2 billion, China’s General Administration of Customs said in a report issued on Thursday.

China’s exports to Russia grew by 11.5% in the first month of 2019 and exceeded $4.3 billion. Russia’s exports to China also increased by 10.2% to $4.89 billion.

In 2018 trade turnover between Russia and China increased by 27.1% on an annualized basis to $107 billion.

Caracas pledges to expand cooperation with Russian companies – vice president

Venezuela’s government will not curtail cooperation with Russian companies amidst the ongoing political crisis but plans to expand such cooperation instead, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said on Sunday.

“Yesterday I met with representatives from Russian companies. We are not going to curtail relations with them in any way, on the contrary, we will only expand them,” she said at a briefing for Russian journalists commenting the opposition’s plans toroll back cooperation with Russia.

“President Maduro is not just a good friend of Russia and of President Putin personally. He continues the policy towards expanding our relations. We will develop and expand them, both in terms of geopolitics and in terms of building a multipolar world,” she added.

Russia and Japan plan to bring bilateral trade to $30 bln

Russia and Japan have the goal to bring the bilateral trade turnover to $30 bln, Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin told reporters on Tuesday. He was speaking after the meeting with his Japanese counterpart Hiroshige Seko.

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Lukashenko approves draft agreement on transport security with Russia

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has signed decrees approving drafts of intergovernmental agreements with Russia on cooperation in the fields of transport security provision and competition protection. Respective documents were posted on the national legal internet portal on Saturday.

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Russian and Armenian prime ministers discuss trade and economic cooperation

Trade and economic cooperation between Russia and Armenia were in focus of talks between the two prime ministers, Dmitry Medvedev of Russia and Nikol Pashinyan of Armenia, in Moscow, the press service of the Russian government said on Friday.

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Tunisia to bolster cooperation with Russia in aeronautic, car industries, says ambassador

Tunisia is keen to develop joint projects with Russia in such areas as aeronautic and automobile industries, Ambassador to Russia Mohamed Ali Chihi told TASS prior to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to the country.

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