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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Norway Premier Visits

MOSCOW -- Prime Minister Sergei Stepashin met Friday with his Norwegian counterpart, Kjell Magne Bondevik, the first prime minister of Norway to come to Russia in 25 years.

Stepashin and Bondevik discussed ways to bolster bilateral trade and other economic cooperation, badly hurt by Russia's economic crisis. They also exchanged views on the Kosovo crisis.

The prime ministers agreed to set up a customs checkpoint on the Russian-Norwegian border.