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Austrian chancellor expressed the willingness to work with Russia
Vienna is ready to work with Russia, Austrian chancellor and chairman of the Austrian People's Party Sebastian Kurz stated. He noted that he was very glad to discuss this subject with Vladimir Putin, RIA Novosti informed. International politics issues to be the hot topic of discussion. Kurz reminded that both countries have very long story of relations based on tradition of cooperation.
Russian President agreed that the list of bilateral interests is very long. The bilateral trade is growing, just in recent year it increased of about 40%. Russian investments into Austrian economy have reached 23 bln US Dollars, and Austrian investments into Russian economy - 5 bln US Dollars.
Sebastian Kurz came to Moscow as a Federal chancellor. It is his first visit outside European Union as a Federal chancellor. As per Russian Ambassador in Vienna Dmitry Liubinsky, there are no political powers in Vienna who hold anti-Russian position. The level of cooperation between the two countries is very high. The fact that Kurz has chosen Russia for the first visit outside the EU proves it.
Let us remember, Sebastian Kurz stated that peace and stability in Europe can be reached only if Russia will be a partner, not an enemy. Kurz also supports the gradual cancellation of the anti-Russian sanctions.