CHINESE STATE COUNCIL PREMIER HOPES TO ADVANCE MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL COOPERATION WITH RUSSIA
The main aim of Chinese State Council Premier Zhu Rongji's visit to Russia is to advance the two countries' mutually beneficial cooperation in all the spheres and to implement the practical aspects of the Russian-Chinese relations of partnership and strategic interaction, Zhu Rongji said upon his arrival in St. Petersburg Friday.
CHINESE STATE COUNCIL PREMIER COMES ON OFFICIAL VISIT TO RUSSIA
As China's State Council Premier Zhu Rongji arrived Friday in St.Petersburg, he began his six-day official visit to Russia in the course of which six economic documents are to be signed. Zhu Rongji, who will embark on business meetings on Saturday, plans to come to Moscow this Sunday.
RUSSIAN-COLOMBIAN INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE MEETING
The Russian-Colombian intergovernmental committee meeting is to be held no later than in January 2002, Colombian Foreign Minister Guillermo de Soto said at the Friday press conference in Moscow.
RUSSIAN CRUISER MOSKVA HAS ARRIVED IN ITALY ON FRIENDLY VISIT
Friday Russian Guards missile cruiser Moskva tried up at the Italian port of Brindisi on the Adriatic.
MOSCOW'S OPINION ON THE NEED FOR CLOSE COOPERATION WITH CAIRO IN MIDEASTERN SETTLEMENT
Moscow stresses the necessity of further close Russian-Egyptian cooperation in interaction with world community with a view to reanimating the Arab-Israeli peace-making process, the Russian Foreign Ministry's Press and Information Department reported to RIA Novosti Friday.
COLOMBIAN FOREIGN MINISTER IS TAKING HOME FROM RUSSIA BRIGHT IMPRESSIONS AND SERIOUS REFLECTIONS
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia Guillermo de Soto "would like to take home to Bogota the entire Hermitage and the Pushkin Museum, and also President Putin." He said this himself at a press-conference in Moscow on Friday.
RUSSIAN AND ITALIAN CRUISERS TO EXCHANGE VISITS
The Vittorio Veneto cruiser of Italian Navy will pay a non-official visit to the Russian port of Novorossiisk (Black Sea) September 7-10. The visit will be held in accordance with the plan of cooperation between the Armed Forces of Russia and Italy, Igor Dygalo, assistant to the Russian Navy Commander, reported Thursday
RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER TO HOLD NEGOTIATIONS WITH PLO OFFICIAL TODAY
Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and Mahmoud Abbas, the secretary general of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), will discuss the situation in the Middle East today. Mahmoud Abbas is also a co-chairman of the Russian-Palestinian working committee for the Middle East.
ARIEL SHARON TO MEET MILITARY TOP BRASS AFTER TRIP TO RUSSIA
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plane landed at the Ben Gurion international airport. Upon his return from Moscow, the Israeli head of government intends to hold a meeting Thursday with military and secret services' top officers.
VICE-PREMIER TO FLY TO ST. PETERSBURG TO MEET PREMIER OF CHINESE STATE COUNCIL
Russian Vice-Premier Ilya Klebanov will fly to St. Petersburg on Thursday afternoon. According to Vice-Premier's Press Secretary Andrei Mazurov, on Friday, September 7, Klebanov will meet Premier of the Chinese State Council Zhu Rongji at airport.
COLOMBIA HOPES TO HOST RUSSIAN PRESIDENT SOON
Colombia hopes that the Russian President and Foreign Minister will visit Bogota in the near future, Guillermo Fernandez de Soto, Colombian Foreign Minster, was quoted as saying after the negotiations with his Russian counterpart.
NO QUESTION OF RUSSIA'S PARTICIPATION IN SETTLING COLOMBIA CONFLICT YET
The issue of Russia's concrete participation in the settlement of the internal conflict in Colombia has not been raised yet, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said on Thursday answering journalists' questions after the negotiations with his Colombian counterpart Guillermo Fernandez de Soto.
COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT GRANTED IGOR IVANOV THE ORDER OF SAN CARLOS
The government of Colombia has granted Russia's Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov the Order of San Carlos. Foreign Minister Guillermo Fernandez de Soto presented the order on Thursday after bilateral talks in the Foreign Ministry's building in Spridonovka Street.
RUSSIA AND COLOMBIA SIGNED FOREIGN MINISTERS' JOINT STATEMENT
On Thursday Russian and Colombian Foreign Ministers Igor Ivanov and Guillermo Fernandez de Soto signed a joint statement and a programme of cultural and scientific exchanges between the two countries for 2001-2004.
SECRETARY OF PALESTINIAN LIBERATION ORGANIZATION'S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO ARRIVE IN MOSCOW
The second top leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Mahmoud Abbas heading a delegation of top officials is arriving in Moscow on Friday.
THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER WILL CONDUCT NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF COLOMBIA
On Thursday, the negotiations will take place between the Foreign Ministers of Russia and Colombia in the Russian Foreign Ministry's mansion in Spiridonovka Street.
ISRAELI PRIME MINSTER LEFT MOSCOW
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon left Moscow, RIA Novosti correspondent reports.
Sharon held negotiations with President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, met Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov twice in Moscow.
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT HAS TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS WITH HOSNI MUBARAK AND YASSER ARAFAT
Russian President Vladimir Putin had telephone conversations on Wednesday with Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak and Palestinian national authority head Yasser Arafat.
RUSSIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER: RELATIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND ITALY REACH UNPRECEDENTEDLY HIGH LEVEL AS REGARDS ACCORD AND UNDERSTANDING ON KEY ISSUES
Relations between Russia and Italy have reached an unprecedentedly high level as regards accord and understanding on key issues, said Russia's Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, opening on Wednesday talks in Moscow with his Italian opposite number Renato Ruggiero.
VLADIMIR PUTIN MET WITH KING OF SPAIN WHO IS IN MOSCOW ON A PRIVATE VISIT
President Putin met with King of Spain Juan Carlos I in the Kremlin on Wednesday.
ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER'S PRESS SECRETARY DECLINES TO COMMENT ON CANCELLATION BY SHARON OF SEVERAL MEETINGS IN MOSCOW
The state of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's health is normal, and he is continuing his visit to Russia, Sharon's press secretary for relations with the Russian-language press Julia Braya has told RIA Novosti by phone.
COLOMBIA FOR BOOSTING TRADE-ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA
Colombia comes out for boosting trade and economic and cultural relations with Russia, said Thursday Colombian Foreign Minister Guillermo Fernandez de Soto while speaking before Moscow students.
RUSSIAN, ITALIAN FOREIGN MINISTERS TO DISCUSS ABM DEFENCE
The Russian and Italian foreign ministers will discuss issues pertaining to ABM defence at negotiations in Moscow on Wednesday, Italy's Foreign Minister Renato Ruggiero, now paying a working visit to the Russian capital, has said.
DUE TO HEALTH REASONS ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON CANCELLED HIS MEETING WITH RUSSIAN PATRIARCH
A meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Aleksiy II planned for Wednesday has been cancelled at the request of the Israeli side, said the press service of the Moscow Patriarch.
LEBANESE PRIME MINISTER TO DISCUSS MIDDLE EAST SITUATION WITH BELARUSSIAN PRESIDENT
Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri left for Minsk on Wednesday with a brief working visit.
COLOMBIAN FOREIGN MINISTER TO DECORATE HIS RUSSIAN COUNTERPART WITH SAN CASLOS ORDER
The visit of Colombian Foreign Minister Guillermo Fernandez de Soto is continuing in Russia. Yesterday, he arrived in Moscow from St. Petersburg.
SAUDI ARABIA: SHARI'A COURT TO TRY RUSSIAN PLANE HIJACKERS?
Alexander Yakovenko, Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, does not rule out the Shari'a court trying suspected Russian liner hijackers, presently under arrest in Saudi Arabia.
GORBY WINS GOLDEN HEN PRIZE FROM REUNITED GERMANY
Mikhail Gorbachev has won this year's Goldene Henne (Golden Hen) prize for what he did to reunite Germany while USSR President.
ITALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER COMES TO MOSCOW
Italian Foreign Minister Renato Ruggero arrived in Moscow Tuesday for a two-day visit. Upon his arrival in the Russian capital, the Italian minister said he was "ready to discuss any issues in Russia." "We have a very intensive dialogue," said Ruggero.
PUTIN MEETS KOHL
Russian President Vladimir Putin received Helmut Kohl, ex-Chancellor of Germany, in the Kremlin Tuesday. Kohl is staying in Moscow on a private visit. According to the Russian presidential press service, Messrs. Putin and Kohl discussed "general issues of the current state of Russo-German ties." Putin praised Kohl's contribution to the development of the relations between Russia and Germany.