Vice President Santos in Russia

· Economics

Por Albeiro Rodas

PasCol. Vice President Francisco Santos is in Russia this week to discuss economical issues with the East European country and invite Dmitri Medvedev, the Russian president and Vladimir Putin, the Prime Minister, to Colombia. The visit is also a preparation for the coming of presidente Alvaro Uribe to Moscow about September or October.

Russia is also interested in open new commercial relations with Latin America and Colombia is the first key to open a new time. The links with Colombia come after a era of near relations with Venezuela when the goverment of president Hugo Chávez were signing agreements to buy armament from Moscow, a situation that worries Bogotá. However, the announced visit of Chávez to Moscow has been suspended three times. Energy will be the main item of dialogue between the Coffee country and the Old Russia.

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