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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Trade Treaty Expected

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia () -- Slovakia, in a bid to curb its trade deficit, expects to sign a free-trade agreement with Russia next year, Finance Minister Sergej Kozlik said.

"We expect to complete the final text of the treaty by the end of June next year, so that it can be signed at a meeting of prime ministers later in 1997," Kozlik told a news conference Saturday after three days of talks between Russian and Slovak officials in Bratislava.