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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ivanov Off to Canada




OTTAWA -- Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov will visit Canada on Saturday to discuss Moscow's unhappiness with the Kosovo situation and sluggish trade ties, officials said Wednesday.


A senior Russian diplomat told reporters that events in Kosovo were by far the main irritant between what are the two largest countries in the world.


Ivanov and Canadian counterpart Lloyd Axworthy will also talk about arms control issues, the crisis in East Timor and bilateral trade ties, which were hit by Canada's decision in March to impose anti-dumping duties on Russian imports of hot-rolled steel.