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    Russian, Thai PM Discuss Economic Issues, Investment Cooperation

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    Russia and Thailand discussed economic issues and investment cooperation during bilateral talks on Wednesday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – Russia and Thailand discussed economic issues and investment cooperation during bilateral talks on Wednesday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

    Earlier in the day, Medvedev and his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha held bilateral talks in the Russian city of St. Petersburg.

    “The discussion of economic issues was a significant part of the talks, because we are noting the positive moments and the difficult ones. On the positive side, I would mention the investment cooperation," Medvedev said after talks with the Thai prime minister.

    Among priority projects, Medvedev listed agreements on agriculture, industrial cooperation, cooperation in the sphere of high technologies and large-scale projects in the field of transport infrastructure.

    The Russian prime minister added that there are problematic economic issues that the sides agreed to pay attention to.

    On Tuesday, Prayut, heading a delegation of the country's officials and businessmen, started a four-day visit to Russia. On May 19-20, the Thai officials are expected to visit the Russia-ASEAN summit in the Russian resort city of Sochi, where Medvedev and Prayut will once again discuss key issues of bilateral trade and economic cooperation.

    According to the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the trade between the two countries exceeded $2 billion in 2015.

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