Romania intends to further its relationship with Russia in all spheres, including politics, economics and interparliamentary links, said Chairman of the House of Deputies of the Romanian parliament Valer Dornianu in a RIA Novosti interview on Tuesday before embarking on a four-day official visit to Moscow. The sides must join efforts to "dynamize bilateral relations," in the sphere of economic ties in the first place, stressed Dornianu, who believes parliamentary diplomacy is capable of outlining further steps executive authorities have to take to develop all-round cooperation between two countries and streamline the effort to strengthen bilateral contacts. Romanian ministers for foreign affairs and industry will visit Moscow in the near future, Dornianu said. The sides are also making preparations for Prime Minister Adrian Nastase's trip to Russia.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea