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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Premier Bullish on EU

PARIS () -- Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin will discuss closer links with the European Union and boosting French investment during a two-day visit to Paris beginning Friday, French diplomatic sources said.

Chernomyrdin, due to meet President Fran?ois Mitterrand and Prime Minister Edouard Balladur, will discuss how to strengthen relations with the EU, they said Thursday, since Paris currently holds the rotating presidency of the European grouping.

France and Russia agreed Wednesday to enhance their economic links following formal talks in Paris between Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Shakhrai and French Economy Minister Edmond Alphandery.