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Big diplomatic victory for Pakistan, UNSC nullifies Indian claim on Occupied Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS: For the first time since 1965, the UN Security Council (UNSC) held a meeting exclusively on occupied Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, nullifying India’s claim that this was an internal matter. China’s UN Ambassador Zhang Jun summed up the discussions, expressing serious concern over the situation. “The UNSC members are concerned about the human rights situation there and ... Read More »

Russia Ships Over 2000 Tonnes Of Wheat To North Korea

PYONGYANG: Russian authorities said they have sent over 2,000 tonnes of wheat to North Korea as humanitarian aid to help the nation amid a food crisis.Russian Embassy in North Korean capital Pyongyang reported that the aid arrived in Chongjin on Monday. Last month, a United Nations report revealed that around 43 per cent of the North Korean population is food insecure ... Read More »

Russia, Japan to sign new double tax agreement

MOSCOW: The governments of Japan and Russia on April 28 announced they have agreed the text of a new double tax agreement that would replace the 1986 pact between Japan and the former USSR. In a statement following a visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Moscow, the Japanese Finance Ministry said: “This new Convention reinforces or introduces provisions ... Read More »

Russia, Turkey discuss cooperation in arms production

MOSCOW: Vladimir Goncharov, Deputy Head of Marketing Department of Russia’s state-controlled arms exports company Rosoboronexport, has announced that the company is holding talks with Turkey over the cooperation in arms production, Ermenihaber.am reports, citing Haberler Turkish news agency. Vladimir Goncharov told the Turkish news outlet that Turkey’s Ministry of Defense is interested in not only Russian air defense systems, but ... Read More »

Russia, Japan to hold first consultations on joint activities on southern Kuriles

MOSCOW: The first round of the Russian-Japanese consultations on joint economic activities on the southern Kuril Islands will be held in Tokyo on Saturday. Taking part in them will be Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Igor Morgulov, and his Japanese counterpart, Takeo Akiba. Tokyo is expected to offer Moscow a plan for cooperation in medicine, fisheries and tourism. According to the ... Read More »

Russia, EU to vie for top spot in key wheat markets in 2017/18

MOSCOW: Russia and the European Union are expected to return to strong competition for the rank of the world’s biggest wheat exporter in the new 2017/18 marketing season, which starts on July 1, as prospects for their crops are bright so far, analysts said. For global consumers, especially in North Africa and the Middle East, this intense rivalry together with ... Read More »

Russia, Qatar plan to simplify visa regime

MOSCOW: After scrapping visas for holders of diplomatic passports, Russia and Qatar plan to ease further visa travel requirements for citizens of both countries, Russian Ambassador to Qatar Nurmakhmad Kholov told TASS on Monday. An agreement to abolish visas for holders of diplomatic passports was reached during the visit of Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to Russia ... Read More »

Russia, Belarus sign $500 mln contracts in military-technical sphere in 2016

MOSCOW: Russia and Belarus signed contracts worth a record level of about $500 million in the sphere of military and technical cooperation, Russia’s Ambassador to Belarus Alexander Surikov told TASS on Friday. “The past year ended quite positively,” the Russian diplomat said. “The volume of contracts in the sphere of military and technical cooperation has approached $500 million. This is ... Read More »

Russia, Kazakhstan sign concept of cooperation at Baikonur complex

MOSCOW: Russia and Kazakhstan have signed a concept of cooperation at the Baikonur complex following talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev. The document was signed by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Kazakhstan’s First Deputy Prime Minister Askar Mamin. Besides, the two countries have introduced changes to the agreement on the status of ... Read More »

Russia, Norway to discuss cooperation in oil exploration

MOSCOW: Russia’s Minister of Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy and Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien are going to meet in Oslo to discuss cooperation between the two countries in the sphere of oil and gas exploration, and development of cross-border hydrocarbon fields. One of the main topics of the meeting will be the upcoming intergovernmental agreement of seismic ... Read More »

Russia, Japan to discuss 18 Far East projects in December

TOKYO: Russia’s Ministry on Development of the Far East expects by December, when President Vladimir Putin is due to visit Japan, to reach detailed decisions on several projects, Minister Alexander Galushka told TASS after the 12th meeting of the Russia-Japan intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation. “Speaking about the Far East, we have 18 items to work on, we ... Read More »

Russia, Iran sign papers for opening $2.2 bln credit line

MOSCOW: Russia and Iran have signed documents for opening a $2.2 credit line within the visit of Iran’s delegation to Moscow, Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanai said on Wednesday. “Documents for financing two contracts on construction of thermal stations and a railroad worth $2.2 bln have been initialed,” he said. In November 2015, after the talks between Russia’s President ... Read More »

Russia, EU trade talks fail, Kiev set to face retaliation

BRUSSELS: The European Union failed to allay Russia’s concerns about Ukraine’s free-trade accord with the 28-nation bloc, leaving Kiev to face Russian retaliation through tighter bilateral trade rules from 2016. Closer ties between Ukraine and the EU, including the free trade deal, were at the heart of a battle for influence between Brussels and Moscow in Russia’s former satellite. When ... Read More »

Russia, China sign agreements on control of grain quality

MOSCOW: Moscow and Beijing have signed agreements on the control of grain quality, which technically open the Chinese market to Russian grain. Russian food safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor and the Chinese government body in charge of quality control signed two food safety documents on Russian wheat, corn (maize), rapeseed, soybean and rice supplies at a ceremony in Beijing. The documents were signed ... Read More »

Russia, Azerbaijan to discuss problems in customs checkpoints

MOSCOW: On Nov. 26, representatives of Azerbaijani and Russian customs services will hold next meeting in the Samur customs checkpoint. State Customs Committee told APA-Economics that the meeting aims to solve the problems arisen in the customs checkpoints, take relevant measures to increase the effectiveness of checkpoints and exchange information in this regard. The representatives will discuss the customs operations, ... Read More »

Russia, Ukraine, EU to hold trilateral talks about supply of natural gas at end August

KIEV: Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission will hold trilateral talks about the supply of natural gas at the end of August in Vienna, Ukrainian Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchshyn told a briefing on Monday. The European Commission has been mediating in a gas pricing dispute between Russia and Ukraine, an important transit route for gas to the EU, for more ... Read More »

Russia, Ukraine, EU to hold trilateral talks about supply of natural gas at end August

KIEV: Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission will hold trilateral talks about the supply of natural gas at the end of August in Vienna, Ukrainian Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchshyn told a briefing on Monday. The European Commission has been mediating in a gas pricing dispute between Russia and Ukraine, an important transit route for gas to the EU, for more ... Read More »

US dollar up by 37% against Russian ruble

US: When Russia’s annual international investor showcase opened here this time last year, the political uproar over Crimea’s annexation overshadowed most business deals and financial concerns. This year, as corporate executives and Russian leaders arrive in President Vladimir Putin’s hometown for the economic forum’s opening day, there’s a different elephant in the room Russia’s struggling economy, which has fallen into ... Read More »

Jordan, Russia discussion over exports expansion of agricultural

AMMAN: Jordan and Russia are discussing plans to export local fruits and vegetables by sea to facilitate the movement of produce to Russia, a government official said on Sunday. A Russian private sector company is expected to handle the export of fruits and vegetables to Russia in cooperation with local traders and farmers, Agriculture Ministry Spokesperson Nimer Haddadin said. “Jordan ... Read More »

Russia, Argentina to talk on trading in local currencies

MOSCOW: Russia and Argentina will consult on using national currencies in mutual trade settlements, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, said during a news conference with his Argentinian counterpart, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. “We agreed to hold extensive consultations on the question of using national currencies in trade payments between states and between commercial partners,” the Russian President said. Russia has set ... Read More »