Source Pravda.Ru

Russian and Swiss Foreign Ministers to meet in Moscow Monday

Negotiations between Igor Ivanov and Joseph Deiss, Foreign Ministers of Russia and Switzerland, will be held in Moscow on Monday. RIA Novosti learned from Alexander Yakovenko, official spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, that the ministers intend to discuss the prospects of the two countries' cooperation in settling regional conflicts and topical problems of international politics.

Yakovenko said that the ministers will study the possibility for Russia and Switzerland to further cooperate in international affairs in view of Switzerland becoming member of the UN in September. In the opinion of Moscow and Geneva, there are no contradictions and acute problems in the relations between the two countries, which are developing positively now.

In 2001 trade between our countries totalled 2.8 billion dollars. Switzerland ranks 9th among the investor-countries working on the Russian market. More than 600 enterprises with the participation of Swiss capital and 230 representations of Swiss companies are registered in Russia.

Russia considers the technical and financial assistance rendered by Switzerland as a positive factor. Within its framework Switzerland will allocate over 97 million Swiss francs in 2001-2006. This money will be used for the development of small and medium-size businesses, ecology, nuclear security, and encouragement of Swiss investments in Russia.

Switzerland is the only country with which Russia has an agreement on technical and financial cooperation. The two countries are developing cooperation between their law-enforcement bodies and security services struggling against terrorism, illegal migration, money laundering, drug trafficking and other types of organized crime.

Comments
Americans obtain secret information about Russia’s new Avangard missiles
Will Iran close the Strait of Hormuz to trigger global oil crisis?
Can USA and Russia reset their relationship in Helsinki or is it a waste of time?
Will Iran close the Strait of Hormuz to trigger global oil crisis?
Will Iran close the Strait of Hormuz to trigger global oil crisis?
Will Iran close the Strait of Hormuz to trigger global oil crisis?
Russian party girl Nastya Rybka refuses to please Washington
Can USA and Russia reset their relationship in Helsinki or is it a waste of time?
Melania Trump starstruck when shaking hands with Putin
Militant Greek atheist Alexis Tsipras betrays his people, Orthodoxy and Russia
Can USA and Russia reset their relationship in Helsinki or is it a waste of time?
Now it's Law: Israel is not a Democracy
Now it's Law: Israel is not a Democracy
Putin makes first public comment on Russian pension reform
Donbass referendum: Putin’s bright move to force Ukraine to obey
Now it's Law: Israel is not a Democracy
Americans obtain secret information about Russia’s new Avangard missiles
EU and Western Sahara: The Hassle and the Controversy!
After Syria, Russia goes to Afghanistan
Russia reveals new videos of Putin's new formidable weapons being tested
Can USA and Russia reset their relationship in Helsinki or is it a waste of time?