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Russian foreign minister heads to Peru on visit

April 30, 2014, 23:20 UTC+3 SANTIAGO
The purpose of the visit is to advance bilateral cooperation in all areas, including political dialogue, trade, economic, scientific and technical, military and humanitarian ties
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SANTIAGO, April 30 /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is heading to Peru for talks with his counterpart Eda Rivas and President Ollanta Humala.

The purpose of the visit is to “advance bilateral cooperation in all areas, including political dialogue, trade, economic, scientific and technical, military and humanitarian ties”, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Lavrov and Rivas will discuss cooperation between the two countries within the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum and integration processes in Latin America.

Special attention will be paid to trade and economic issues. “Priority tasks include increasing and diversifying trade, promoting bigger mutual investments, boosting bilateral cooperation in such promising areas as oil and gas, ore mining, rail and port infrastructure, energy, machine-building, high technologies, and fisheries,” the ministry said.

Lavrov and Rivas will also discuss ways to step up scientific and technological contacts in such fields as space, peaceful use of atomic energy, healthcare, agriculture, cooperation between universities, and student programs.

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