Austrian president to discuss economic cooperation in Russia

Austrian President Heinz Fischer, who arrives in Russia on Wednesday, says his country can help Russia with modern technologies and both countries are capable of expanding economic development cooperation.

The visit of the Austrian president, accompanied by a delegation of some 100 businessmen from his country, will take place on May 18-21 upon an invitation from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

“I believe there is ample space for economic cooperation in relations between Austria and Russia. We [Austria] may help Russia with modern technologies and infrastructure, environment protection technologies and share experience in the development of international tourism,” Fischer said in an interview with the Voice of Russia radio station.

He also said Russia and Austria may expand mutual cultural cooperation and interaction in other spheres as well.

“We must also achieve freedom of movement and cancellation of visas. We support Russia’s drive to joint the World Trade Organization. There is also a lot to do to enhance an optimal and reliable cooperation in energy partnership, which is also an important issue,” Fischer said.

The president added that during his visit he also intends to discuss Russia’s interaction with the European Union as well as the current situation in the Middle East and Iran’s controversial nuclear program.

MOSCOW, May 18 (RIA Novosti)

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