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    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia and Slovakia are capable to reverse the setback in bilateral trade.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia and Slovakia are capable to reverse the setback in bilateral trade, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

    "Unfortunately, there have been the setback in bilateral trade for several years, however I believe that we have a chance to restore our trade," Putin said, as he met Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico in Moscow.

    Putin reminded Fico that Russia is one of Slovakia's major trade partners.

    "We expect to work with you as with the presiding country in the European Union in a bid to improve our trade and economic relations with Europe, our trade has shrunk almost twice," the Russian president added.

    During their talks Putin and Fico agreed that the Slovak-Russian Intergovernmental Committee would convene in the beginning of 2017.


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