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Russian Prime Minister Medvedev visits Brazil, chairs 6th session of bilateral
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The 6th meeting of
the Russian-Brazilian High-Level Commission on Cooperation
took place in
Brasilia on February 20-21.
The commission was headed by the Prime
Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his counterpart Michel
Temer. The two officials
discussed issues of the bilateral partnership and practical cooperation in
trade which was about USD 6 billion in 2012 and other fields like investment,
science and energy. Mr Medvedev also met with President Dilma Roussef with
whom he mostly spoke about the upcoming BRICS Summit to take place in South
Africa and about the priorities of Russia as the next head of the G20.
by O Globo newspaper if any agreement related to air defense was signed,
the Russian leader answered no
such agreement exists yet, even though the two countries "are
simply discussing different forms of military-technical cooperation." Before
flying to Cuba and in recognition of Russia's cultural ties with Brazil,
Mr Medvedev presented the
Pushkin medal to the artistic director of the Melody
choir, Galina Shevchyukg and to Brazilian translator and scholar Paulo
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