ON THE G-8 MEETING IN CANADA NEXT WEEK

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ON THE G-8 MEETING IN CANADA NEXT WEEK

Vremya Novostei, June 17, 2002, p. 2

Russia’s Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov has flown to Whistler, Canada, to prepare the ground for President Vladimir Putin’s visit to the country.

ALEKSEI KUDRIN STOPS CAPITAL FLIGHT

Kommersant, June 17, 2002, p. 1

At their meeting in Halifax, finance ministers of the G-7 and Russia discussed the agenda of the G-8 summit scheduled to take place in Canada on June 26 and 27.

Russia’s Finance Minister Aleksei Kudrin informed his colleagues that capital flight from Russia had been halted. Kudrin’s counterparts were impressed and promised to assist Russia in its aspiration for membership in the World Trade Organization.

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