Medvedev to visit Argentina and Brazil
By Dialogo April 06, 2010
President Dmitry Medvedev will travel to Argentina and Brazil next week, the
Kremlin said, as Russia strengthens relationships in the region.
On April 14-15, Medvedev will travel to Argentina on an official visit,
followed by a trip to Brazil on April 15-16, the Kremlin said in a statement.
The Argentine foreign ministry said last month Medvedev's trip, which will
include a meeting with President Cristina Kirchner, would be the first official
visit by a Russian head of state in 125 years of bilateral relations.
In Brazil, Medvedev will join leaders of Brazil, India and China in a second
summit of the world's major emerging economies known collectively as the BRIC
Russia hosted the first BRIC summit last June.
Medvedev was set to travel to Latin America from Washington where he was
scheduled to attend a nuclear summit hosted by US President Barack Obama.
Medvedev's visits will be his second foray into Latin America since he became
president in 2008. In November of that year, he travelled on a major four-nation
tour to Peru, Brazil, Venezuela and Cuba.