Russia, Slovenia seek to promote cooperation in industry, agriculture and sport

Meeting in the Kremlin with Jansa, on his first official visit to Russia, Putin said the volume of trade between Russia and Slovenia reached US$1 billion (Ђ780 million) last year.

Putin said officials were expected to so sign agreements that will promote cooperation in industry, agriculture and sport.

He said he hopes Russian businesses will "find opportunities for investment" and take part in the privatization program in Slovenia, a small Slavic-speaking nation that seceded from Yugoslavia following a brief war in the early 1990s and has joined the European Union, the AP reports.

Jansa told Putin "all paths to Slovenia are open for Russian investors" and said he brought a large delegation with him. "We want to develop bilateral relations on cooperation in investment," said Jansa, who on Tuesday attended a Russian-Slovenian business forum.

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