Russian PM Medvedev Arrives in Brazil

BRASILIA, February 20 (RIA Novosti) – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in Brazil’s capital Brasilia, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Wednesday.

During his visit to Brazil on February 20-21, Medvedev is expected hold talks with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and co-chair with Vice-President Michel Temer the sixth meeting of the Russian-Brazilian high-level bilateral cooperation commission.

The Russian premier will also meet with business executives and entrepreneurs.

A source in the Russian delegation told RIA Novosti on Monday that Russia and Brazil are expected to sign several intergovernmental agreements and up to five contracts in such areas as metallurgy, medicine and hi-tech industry.

Russia hopes to participate in a tender for the construction of four nuclear power plants in Brazil until 2030 and expand military-technical cooperation with the Latin American country, the source said.

On February 21, Medvedev will arrive in Cuba for a two-day working visit and hold talks with Chairman of the Cuban State Council and the Council of Ministers Raul Castro. He may also meet with Fidel Castro if the medical condition of the leader of Cuban Revolution permits.


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