Medvedev to hold talks with Austrian leader in Kremlin

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will hold talks with his Austrian counterpart Heinz Fischer in Moscow on Thursday, the Kremlin reported.

Fischer arrived in Russia on an official visit on Wednesday. During the visit that will end on May 21, he is also expected to meet with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.

The Austrian leader will also attend the opening of a Russian-Austrian business forum.

“Considerable attention during meetings with the Austrian leader is expected to be paid to urgent issues of trade, economic and investment cooperation,” the Kremlin said.

Bilateral trade totaled $3.5 billion in 2010.

“Priority projects include involving Austrian business structures in the project to create a tourist cluster in the North Caucasus and build facilities for the 2018 football World Cup [Russia will host],” the presidential press service said.

“Austrian companies that have a generally recognized experience in the sphere of tourist business and winter sports are already taking part in the construction of infrastructure and sports facilities for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi,” it said.


MOSCOW, May 19 (RIA Novosti)

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