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Trade With Slovenia Up 40%

President Dmitry Medvedev hopes that the working visit of Slovenian President Danilo Turk to Russia will give a boost to large bilateral projects.

"Hopefully, we can give a fresh impetus to this work," Medvedev told Turk on Monday. This meeting continues the active dialogue between Russia and Slovenia, which is part of their successfully developing bilateral relations, he said.

The efficiency of this relationship has been confirmed with the signing of several agreements, including those on large projects, during the official visit of the Slovenian president to Russia last year. Bilateral trade and economic cooperation "have strengthened after the period of the global financial crisis. Trade has grown by almost 40 percent. … That's not bad," Medvedev said.

Turk said he shared that opinion. "My visit to Moscow gave a boost to our bilateral relations, and their current development meets our expectations," he said. "We hope for further positive development," he said.

(Interfax)

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