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Russia ready to lift trade sanctions against EU on reciprocal basis

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Russia ready to lift trade sanctions against EU on reciprocal basis


Russian MFARussian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev believes that lifting anti-EU trade sanctions is quite possible, however it should be done on mutual grounds and with a symmetrical approach, the Prime Minister has emphasized, TASS reports. This statement was made by Dmitri Medvedev during the press conference after the negotiations with Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel.

Note that currently Parliament of Belgium is considering a resolution about lifting anti-Russian sanctions. Deputies ae sure that introducing restrictions have a negative impact on economy of Belgium and it is high time to restore ways for export.

Medvedev has mentioned that trade with Belgium has revived over the last 11 months and the plan is to keep these positive trends.

Prime Minister has emphasized that he highly appreciates intention of Charles Michel to continue a dialogue with Moscow despite anti-Russian sanctions exercised by EU and US. He has also added that it is necessary to keep good relations despite all these limitations.

Prime Minister of Belgium, in his turn, has reminded that EU decided not to support stricter sanctions against Russia. In his words, a range of disagreements exist between Russia and EU, but now it is time to open a dialogue.

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