MOSCOW, November 10 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev plans to discuss more effective use of the Russian-Australian cooperation’s potential during his meeting with Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard, which is due in the framework of the APEC summit in Honolulu /Hawaii/, Russia’s presidential aide Sergei Prikhodko said on Thursday.
“During the upcoming meeting the main attention will be paid to the present state and future development of trade and investment ties,” he said adding that the trade turnover between the two countries is growing steadily /by over 40 percent over eight months of the current year/. “At the same time, there is still sufficient potential for further expanding of the trade and economic connections, especially in high technologies, such as peaceful use of nuclear energy, space, bio medicine, information technologies, and in mining.”
Besides, the Kremlin is sure that the relations between the Russian Federation and Australia “take an important position in Russia’s policy in the Asian-Pacific Region.”
“Medvedev and Gillard will exchange views on ways to intensify cooperation on the international arena, including in regional affairs – ion the interests of forming new, more fair and democratic world order, based on versatile approaches, supremacy of international law, respect for sovereignty and legal interests of all countries,” Prikhodko said.