Venezuela, Russia to ink cooperation agreements

10:45, April 01, 2010      

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Venezuela and Russia are to sign a series of agreements on Friday to boost cooperation in such fields as energy, industry, transportation, health, education and agriculture.

The pacts will be signed by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Russian Vice Prime Minister Igor Sechin and Venezuelan Vice President Elias Jaua Milano announced the news during the 7th Russian-Venezuelan intergovernmental meeting Wednesday ahead of Putin's upcoming visit to Venezuela.

During their meeting, Chavez and Putin will also sign a cooperation agreement on the production of fertilizers, agro-chemicals and transfer of technology.

Both sides will also evaluate some joint projects under implementation for producing vaccines and other medical commodities.

Jaua said Russia will advise his country on building a national center for disaster warning and prevention.

Source:Xinhua

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