Sunday, July 02, 2006
Putin says Russia-Canada energy dialog holds good prospects
MOSCOW, July 2 (RIA Novosti) - President of Russia Vladimir Putin said Sunday Russia-Canada energy dialog had good prospects. Putin sent Sunday congratulations to Canada's Governor General and Prime Minister on the occasion of Canada Day. "I note with satisfaction the dynamic development of the relations between Canada and Russia. I am confident that bilateral energy dialog, which both countries are holding, has serious prospects," Putin said in his congratulatory letter. Putin said Canada was an important partner for Russia and both countries successfully cooperated in various fields. "During the year of Russia's presidency in the G-8 Group, I would like to specifically note the successful cooperation of our countries within the framework of this influential organization. We also consider as quite symbolic that the decision on Russia's G-8 presidency was made during the summit in Kananaskis," the document says.