A representative delegation of French business circles arrives in Moscow on Monday night on a three-day visit in order to discuss issues of trade and economic cooperation with Russia. According to the French Embassy to Russia, the delegation consists of 50 entrepreneurs from the different spheres of business.
On Tuesday French businessmen will meet with Russian Minister of Industry, Science and Technologies Ilya Klebanov and with the heads of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs /RUIE/. Moreover, the delegation will meet with representatives of the French business society in Russia.
In the course of the visit the main attention will be focused on the issues of bilateral Russo-French trade cooperation, as well as on the cooperation at a level Russia-EU. It is expected that the issues concerning Russia's entrance into the World Trade Organisation /WTO/ will be also considered.
The delegation will complete its visit to Russia on Wednesday.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969