YELTSIN’S VISIT TO COLOGNE IS CURTAILED

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YELTSIN’S VISIT TO COLOGNE IS CURTAILED

NTV, Segodnya, June 13, 1999, 12:25

President Yeltsin has shortened his visit to Cologne to participate in the G-8 summit scheduled for June 18-20. As Deputy Director of the Presidential Administration Sergei Prikhodko has said, Sergei Stepashin will represent Russia on June 18 and 19. On the evening of June 19 he will return to Moscow and report on the results of the summit to Boris Yeltsin. The president will attend only the concluding meeting of the summit on June 20. It is supposed that Yeltsin may also meet with some of his colleagues, in particular Gerhard Schroeder and Bill Clinton.

CHINA INTENDS TO ALLY WITH RUSSIA AND INDIA

NTV, Segodnya, June 13, 1999, 12:25

The events in Yugoslavia are provoking non-NATO nuclear countries to seek new avenues of cooperation. A Chinese delegation led by the chairman of the Central Military Council has come to Russia for a ten day visit. Not long ago, China was not eager to begin military cooperation with Russia and India. But recent events forcing new ways of survival on non-NATO countries.

RUSSIA LOOKS FORWARD TO THE DECISION OF THE IMF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NTV, Segodnya, June 13, 1999, 12:25

On July 4, a meeting of the board of directors of the IMF will take place. At the meeting, the problem of granting a credit to Russia will be considered. In order to ensure a positive decision, the Russian government must fulfill the program which was coordinated with the IMF. Titanic efforts are being made in this connection. Laws on taxes on luxury automobiles, restructuring the banking system, and entitling the Central Bank to issue bonds have been adopted by the Duma in the first reading. As for the rest of the bills required by the IMF, serious amendments will be introduced to them.

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