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Putin Says Trade with Canada Should Grow

Topic: APEC Summit in Vladivostok

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Russian President Vladimir Putin
08:15 08/09/2012
RUSSKY ISLAND (Vladivostok), September 8 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: APEC summit in Vladivostok, APEC, Stephen Harper, Vladimir Putin, Canada, Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper met on Saturday on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the Russian Far East to discuss bilateral relations and cooperation in Arctic exploration.

The Russian city of Vladivostok hosts the APEC summit, whose official part is held on September 8-9.

“Trade turnover between our countries has grown eightfold since 2000, but it still remains very low in absolute figures,” Putin said. “We have significant opportunities, which we use insufficiently.”

“I hope we are able to work effectively in the years to come in the framework of existing organizations and prospects our experts propose,” he said.

Harper congratulated Russia on its recent admission to the World Trade Organization and said he hopes the membership in it will provide more economic opportunities for the country.

In 2011, Russia-Canada trade reached $2.4 billion.

 

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  • bielecOne step forward, two steps backwards
    13:07, 08/09/2012
    Canada is probably offering agricultural products and raw materials. Most of the manufactured products sold in Canada are made in China.

    Russia's position on this so called "cooperation" should be adjusted after Canada's announcement to break diplomatic ties with Iran.
    Canada's support for sanctions against Iran hurts Russia's economy.
  • owenpcSawmills
    23:50, 10/09/2012
    Russia is short of sawmill capacity and wood processing plants. Putin hopes for Canadian investment in those areas, amongst others.


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