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Icelandic Prime Minister meets with Prime Minister of Russia

According to the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV, the Prime Minister of Iceland, Halldór Ásgrímsson, and the Prime Minister of Russia, Mikhail Fradkov, met in Reykjavík today. According to RÚV, both ministers were happy with the meeting and expressed their interest in strengthening the ties of the two countries, not least in matters relating to energy. Russia has a special interest in utilising Icelandic know-how in harnessing geothermal energy.

RÚV reports that the Russian minister made a point of stating that no regulations would be imposed on the importing of Icelandic fish to Russia. News reports earlier this week claimed that Russia intended to ban the importation of Icelandic salmon to Russia in response to Norwegian attempts to evade a ban on their products by passing their salmon as Icelandic. Fradkov thanked Iceland for its hospitality in hosting the summit of Baltic leaders and expressed special delight with his first visit to Iceland.

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