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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Yeltsin's Indonesia Visit

MOSCOW -- President Boris Yeltsin plans to visit Indonesia in the first half of this year, Itar-Tass said Friday.

The agency quoted presidential press secretary Sergei Yastrzhembsky as saying the Foreign Ministry was preparing for the visit, during which a political declaration and a series of economic deals are expected to be signed.

"Russia is closely following developments in domestic politics in Indonesia, where presidential elections are expected in the spring, and will conduct policy in line with this," Itar-Tass quoted a high-ranking Russian diplomat as saying.