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    BRAZIL CONFIRMS INTEREST IN COOPERATION WITH RUSSIA IN POWER ENGINEERING

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    BRASILIA, February 20 (RIA Novosti correspondent Vladimir Stepanov) - Brazil has confirmed its interest in cooperation with Russia in power engineering, Ivan Matlashov, Russian first deputy energy minister, head of the group on cooperation in power engineering, said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

    He took part in the meeting of the Russian-Brazilian intergovernmental commission on trade-economic and scientific-technological cooperation, which ended in the capital of Brazil.

    "Brazil has not just expressed interest but also admitted that there are prospects for the development of cooperation in the oil and gas field, electric power engineering and nuclear power engineering," said Matlashov.

    "One of the main results of the talks is Brazilian firms' preparedness to help Russian firms to make it into the register of the suppliers of local companies for participation in subsequent tenders," stressed the deputy minister.

    Working groups on trade-economic and scientific-technological cooperation, cooperation in the peaceful use of outer space, in the field of military technologies, agriculture and power engineering worked for three days in the capital of Brazil.

    From the Russian side, the commission is headed by Boris Alyoshin, vice chairman of the Russian government, and from the Brazilian side - by Samuel Pinheiro Guimmaraens, Brazilian deputy foreign minister.

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