Spencer Abraham, US Secretary of Energy, is in Moscow on a routine visit. Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov received him today, reports Tatyana Razbash, prime-ministerial press spokesperson. The negotiators highlighted spectacular progress of bilateral partnership in all spheres, power industry being no exception--suffice it to mention the implementation taking start of an ambitious joint project for the Caspian mainline consortium. Messrs. Kasyanov and Abraham pointed out active investment by leading US-based companies in Russian oil- and gasfield development--in particular, $12 billion invested for now in project Sakhalin 1. Apart from power industrial partnership, also under discussion was Russian-US teamwork to salvage nuclear submarine reactors.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.