Putin returns to Moscow from Algeria
Vladimir Putin returned to Moscow after visit to Algeria, informed press-secretary of Russian president Aleksey Gromov.
One-day visit of Russian president to Algeria - first in history of bilateral relationships - took place on Friday. Vladimir Putin was accompanied by the secretary of Russian Security Council Igor Ivanov, the head of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, the assistant to the president Sergey Prihodko, the minister of regional development Vladimir Yakovlev, the head of international Commission of Federation Council Mikhail Margelov, presidents of Ingushetia and Chechnya Murat Zyazikov and Alu Alkhanov, the head of Federal Service for military-technical cooperation Mikhail Smitriev, leaders of several Russian companies.
After twosome negotiations between Vladimir Putin and Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, which lasted for 3 hours instead of planned 1 hour, Russian-Algerian meeting with participation of delegations from both sides was held.
By results of negotiations, series of documents were signed. In particular, agreements between governments about trade-economic and financial relationships and about relief of Algerian debt in amount of $4.7 milliards were reached.
Moreover, agreement provides purchase of Russian industrial goods by Algerian side for sum equal or exceeding the amount of written off debt.
Treaties for avoidance of double taxation, about encouragement and mutual protection of capital investments, about cooperation between trade-industrial chambers of both countries were concluded.