26 Mar 2018 21:30

Putin, Temer discuss economic cooperation, including agricultural trade

MOSCOW. March 26 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has had a telephone conversation with his Brazilian counterpart Michel Temer on Monday.

"Temer extended condolences on the tragedy in the Kemerovo region and requested to convey words of support to the families and loved ones of the deceased," the Kremlin press service told Interfax.

The parties confirmed "mutual interest in developing a whole range of bilateral ties and implementing an agreement reached during the Brazilian president's visit to the Russian Federation in June 2017," it said. "Practical issues of Russian-Brazilian economic cooperation, including trade in agricultural goods, were thoroughly discussed," the press service said.

"Temer congratulated Putin on his victory at the presidential election. The parties agreed to continue contact at various levels," it said.