Russian deputy foreign minister Yevgeni Gusarov received Norwegian ambassador to Russia Oyvind Nordsletten. During their get-together they exchanged letters on prolonging by one year /until July 1, 2003/ the bilateral agreement on joint fishing control.
This agreement concerns a portion of the Barents sea adjacent to Russia's and Norway's mainland coasts.
Representatives of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation commented on the state of affairs in the Sea of Azov
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club that Russia will never initiate military actions, including with the use of nuclear weapons