March 21, 2013 12:36
Medvedev says Russia, EU uniquely close, ties with EU priority for Russia
MOSCOW. March 21 (Interfax) - Relations between the European Union and Russia are a definite long-term priority, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.
"Developing cooperation with the EU is a definite and long-term priority for Russia not only because of economic ties," Medvedev said at an international conference dedicated to the Russian-EU partnership.
"Russia was, is and will be a part of Europe geographically and, I would like to stress this especially, culturally and civilly," the Russian prime minister said.
"We are a European country which of course is stretched far to the east, to the shores of the Pacific Ocean and to the Chinese and Korean borders," Medvedev said.
Russia and the EU have "become especially close" in the past 20 years, Medvedev said. "Taking into account the standards of the 20th century, the two have become uniquely close," he said. Russia has become a full member of many European institutions and of the World Trade Organization as well, the Russian prime minister said.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at email@example.com)
September 02, 2014
Moscow willing to publicize Putin-Barroso conversation if latter does not object to it within 2 days - diplomat (Part 3)
Crimea's gambling zone will be run by republic's Finance Ministry
Yatsenyuk urges EU countries to invest in Ukrainian gas transport system
Forest fires lead to state of emergency in several regions - ministry
Ruble extends slide against dollar, euro into fifth day
Main indexes of the Russia stock market for September 2
Russia stocks rebound on Tuesday; Veropharm up 20% on acquisition approval
No agreement yet over Russian aid delivery to Donbas - ministry
Ukraine downgrades 2015 GDP forecast in IMF memorandum
CoE head to meet with Lavrov in Moscow on September 4
Russian parliamentarians concerned by plight of internally displaced Ukrainians
Aggregated results for trading of shares in Moscow Exchange
Capitalization of Russian stock market decreases 0.53% on Tuesday