Alexander Yakovenko, official spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the political dialogue between Russia and Luxembourg "is becoming much closer and could be a very good example of mutually beneficial cooperation between Russia and small EU states." On the eve of his visit to Moscow, Luxembourgian Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker stressed that "deeper partnership between Russia and the European Union contributes to further development of cooperation between the countries in all fields." "Most actively the states cooperate in banking, financial monitoring, humanitarian medicine and space exploration fields," the Russian Foreign Ministry official spokesman stressed.
According to Mr. Yakovenko, both Russia's and Luxembourg's stances towards such important issues of the modern world as combating international terrorism, the role and place of the UN in international relations, settlement of the Middle East issue are "very much alike or the same". Alexander Yakovenko thinks that "it creates the necessary prerequisites for further bilateral cooperation in a great number of international issues."
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