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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