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Kremlin hails positive development in Russia's international relations in 2011

(Xinhua)

09:16, December 31, 2011

MOSCOW, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- President Dmitry Medvedev sent New Year greetings to a number of foreign leaders to stress the positive developments in their bilateral relations, the Kremlin website reported Friday.

Besides sending greetings to some 20 foreign leaders, including those of the U.S., Germany, France, China and Japan, Medvedev especially emphasized the dynamics in ties with Kazakhstan and Belarus, calling the relations "allied."

In a bid to strengthen regional ties, Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan signed agreements this year to create a Common Economic Space and Eurasian Economic Union in addition to the existing Customs Union and Collective Security Treaty Organization.

"Start of the Common Economic Space from Jan 1, 2012, will open new opportunities for our ties. On agenda there is transition to the next stage of integration -- creating Eurasian Economic Union," Medvedev said.

He also mentioned that Russia's participation in a number of regional and global organizations such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), BRICS, G20 and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is important to regional and global peace and stability.

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