MOSCOW, April 23. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will have talks with visiting Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in the Kremlin on Thursday. The talks are expected to yield about 20 cooperation documents. The two leaders will put their signatures under a statement on establishing comprehensive strategic partnership.
“The document is geared to raise the level of bilateral relations, Russian president’s aide Yuri Ushakov said, adding that the new status of relations between the two countries would be confirmed by a package of documents prepared for signing. These documents include an agreement between the two countries’ defence ministers that sets parameters and basic guidelines of bilateral military cooperation; an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the area of environment protection; an agreement on cooperation in the area of the fight against illegal drug trafficking. Other documents cover such sectors as industry, agriculture, energy, culture, space research, investment and banking.
Ushakov noted that after the talks on Thursday, the presidents of the two countries planned to sign a memorandum of understanding to implement a multi-purpose hydraulic power project ‘Chiuido-1’ in Argentina. In his words, the package of documents prepared for signature also included a memorandum of cooperation between Gazprom and Argentina’s National Corporation of Oil and Gas Deposits.
Full article: Putin, de Kirchner to sign statement on comprehensive strategic partnership (ITAR-TASS)