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Zubkov Goes to Canada

OTTAWA — The Russian government is taking significant measures to improve its investment climate, attract foreign investors and highly qualified experts, said First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov at the opening of the Canada Russia Business Council meeting Wednesday.

Zubkov added that Russia and Canada should strive to develop more trade relations with the regions and suggested to focus on bilateral cooperation in the Arctic.

Zubkov is paying an official visit to Canada on Wednesday and Thursday, where he will take part in a session of the Canadian-Russian Business Council in the capital Ottawa and co-chair the 8th session of a bilateral intergovernmental economic commission.

During his visit, Zubkov will meet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, senate speaker Noel Kinsella, Canada's International Trade Minister Edward Fast and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz.

(Interfax)

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