Russia, Slovenia Have Every Chance To Boost Trade To $2Bln Despite Sanctions - Medvedev
Umer Jamshaid 5 days ago Tue 10th September 2019 | 06:20 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 10th September, 2019) Russia and Slovenia have every opportunity to step up bilateral trade to $2 billion and even further despite sanctions and tariff wars that cripple international markets, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday at a press conference with his Slovenian counterpart.
"Definitely, there is a potential for growth up to $2 billion. We have traditional areas for cooperation - these are energy and exports of certain products and raw materials from our country, exports of consumer goods, as well as pharmaceuticals from Slovenia. But we need to expand beyond this," Medvedev said.
"I do not see any obstacles to the growth of trade between our countries [up to $2 billion] and even further, even amid sanctions and various problems that exist in international markets, including trade wars and so on. Everything is in our hands," the Russian prime minister added.
Apart from focusing on economic cooperation, the talks resulted in a number of joint documents signed, including a program for cooperation in culture, science, education, sports and youth policy for the period of 2019-2021.
The sides also signed a plan of working consultations between the Russian and Slovenian foreign ministers for 2020 and a program for cooperation between the city authorities of Moscow and Ljubljana for 2019-2021.