Rus News Journal

Putin and Pyrvanov will continue negotiations in Sochi

Presidents of Russia and Bulgaria Vladimir Putin and George Pyrvanov on Saturday will continue negotiations in Sochi.

> on Friday Pyrvanov has arrived to a resort city and this very day the informal part Russian - the Bulgarian negotiations has taken place. " 2DAY there will be simply informal part, and 2MORO we will talk on all complex of our interaction " - Putin has told, accepting the Bulgarian president in the residence " Bocharov a stream ".

the President has noted essential activization of contacts and development of relations between Moscow and Sofia for last year - ones and a half. He has informed 2 that on Saturday will meet some representatives of the Russian business who actively work in Bulgaria. " we is will continue this conversation " - Putin has told.

under data " News " From the Kremlin sources, the sabbatical part of negotiations will be devoted discussion of questions trading - economic cooperation of two countries, first of all in power sphere.

Zamglavy of the Kremlin administration Sergey Prihodko has informed that goods turnover between two countries in 2002 has made 1,4 mlrd dollars. The considerable disbalance is thus observed - export of Russia to Bulgaria has made last year 1,3 mlrd dollars.

according to the Kremlin representative, direct investments of Russia to Bulgaria make 500 million dollars, Bulgarian to Russia - about 70 million dollars.

Prihodko has reminded that Bulgaria has plans of privatisation of the gas-transport system. " Russian " Gazprom " does not hide the interest if there will be such possibility, to participate in this process " - he has told. According to Prihodko, similar plans are and at the Russian Open Society " UES of Russia ".

According to Prihodko, Russia is interested in continuation of cooperation with Bulgaria and in atomic engineering, in particular, concerning the Kozlodujsky atomic power station. As he said, Russia is ready to take part in process of upgrade of this station.

he Besides, has told, Russia " it will be ready to participate and in atomic power station defrosting in the Henbane ". Prihodko has noticed that in Bulgaria there are plans on demothballing of this atomic power station. " if in Bulgaria there will be an interest in our participation, we are ready " - he has underlined.

the Kremlin representative 2 has reminded of the offer to conclude the long-term program of cooperation in the field of power.

according to Prihodko, presidents 2 will discuss cooperation in military - technical sphere. It has reminded that first three planes the INSTANT - 29 are already restored and passed the Bulgarian party. Everything, according to the signed contract, Russia should modernise 20 fighters.

Putin and Pyrvanov 2 will discuss the international subjects - a situation on the Balkans, and also questions of mutual relations in a context of the forthcoming introduction of Bulgaria in EU.