Dutch prime minister to visit Russia from November 5-8

Other News Materials 25 October 2007 13:53 (UTC +04:00)

( RIA Novosti ) - Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende and Minister of Foreign Trade Frank Heemskerk will pay a visit to Russia from November 5-8, the country's state information service said on Thursday.

The two officials will head a delegation of the country's business community.

During his visit, the Dutch prime minister is expected to meet with his Russian counterpart Viktor Zubkov, deliver a speech at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and attend a number of events aimed at enhancing economic cooperation between the two countries.

Frank Heemskerk, who is also the country's State Secretary for Economic Affairs, will later visit the Urals city of Yekaterinburg in order to attend the inauguration ceremony of the first Dutch center for business support in Russia.