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USA - Russia business dialogue event at SPIEF 2017 was the first in three years

Published time:  June 8, 2017 03:06 

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UN appoints a Russian national to post of Director-General of the United Nations office at Geneva

Published time:  May 31, 2019  07:42 GMT + 3


Tatiana Valovaya of the Russian Federation was appointed May 30 by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the position.  


Her experience includes approximately 35 years of government service, diplomacy and journalism.  Valovaya is currently working for the Eurasian Economic Commission, the executive office of the EEU (the Eurasian Economic Union).


sources: TASS,,




Russia and France plan to establish a working group for WTO reform

Published time:  December 18, 2018  03:01 GMT + 3


Russia and France plan to establish a working group for aspects of WTO (World Trade Organization) reform. Precise details are yet to be established. "It is early to speak about the kind of proposals but we are proactively working on this topic," said Russian Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin, yesterday. 

(source: tass)



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Japan hosts 2019 G20

Published time:  June 27, 2019 13:57 GMT + 3



The annual G20 Summit is this year being held in Japan's Osaka. A multilateral organisation, the G20 (Group of Twenty) includes member states of Russia, China, Japan, and 17 others, including the EU.  
Topics are expected to include a number of economic issues and one of these is the WTO reform.


In the last year, much discussion and debate has focused on the unilateral trade measures imposed by the USA on other countries, the expressed wish by some to reform the WTO (World Trade Organisation) and politically, at times, on an increasingly acrimonious debate between some leaders on how to agree on such measures.

It is expected that various meetings will occur on the sidelines of the G20, that may take into account some of these political discussions. 


The G20, in addition to the EU (European Union), is composed of 19 member states, which include Russia, China, Japan, France, Germany, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, India, Indonesia, Australia, Italy, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and South Korea.


- Katrina Wood

(sources include: TASS,