"The agreement will be signed by Minister of Economic Development and Trade German Gref and Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Einar Steesnaes," Sergei Ivanov, the head of the Russian ministry's European countries department, said yesterday.
According to him, at the meeting, which will be attended by representatives of the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and Foreign Ministry, the sides will discuss urgent problems in energy, including cooperation between the two countries in his sphere.
They will also consider the questions of investment cooperation and the participation of Norwegian companies in developing oil and gas deposits on the terms of the Production Sharing Agreement.
The agenda of the negotiations also includes the questions of Russia's energy dialogue with the countries of the European Union.
"Though Norway is not a member of the EU, it is interesting for us to know the point of view of a neutral partner on this score," said Ivanov.
"The problems of Russia and Norway in their relations with the EU are similar, just as the problems that the two countries have to resolve," he added.