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Argentina President Travels to Russia

presidenta argentinaPresident of Argentina Cristina Fernandez is travelling today to Russia with a portfolio full of issues to discuss in business, politics, joint production, energy, industry and culture.

An official communiqué issued by the Argentine Government said that the visit of Fernandez to Russia is seeking to strengthen the bilateral alliance described by the two sides as strategic.

Cristina Fernandez travels along with Foreign Minister Hector Timmerman, Legal and Technical secretary Carlos Zannini, ministers of Defense Agustin Rossi and Industry Debora Giorgi, as well as secretary of Public Communication Alfredo Scoccimarro, President of Banco Nacion Juan Ignacio Forlon, among others.

According to the official communiqué, on Wednesday there will be a business forum and Fernandez will be received by President of Russia Vladimir Putin on Thursday to discuss various important agreements on different areas.

Amid issues to be discussed are Russian investments for the construction of the dam Chihuido, the sixth nuclear power station and negotiations between the oil company YPF and Gazprom.

Official Argentinean spokespeople said that Cristina Fernandez visits Russia in an attempt to consolidate relations with Russia and foster another kind of investments in areas like automobile industry.

(Prensa Latina)

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