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Turkmenistan: President To Meet Yeltsin

Moscow, 6 August 1997 (RFE/RL) -- Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov arrived in Moscow today ahead of talks tomorrow with Russian President Boris Yeltsin.

Our correspondent in Ashgabad says discussions will focus on cooperation in the energy sector as well as other matters related to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Recently, Moscow canceled a controversial Caspian oil deal it had signed last month with Azerbaijan. The deal was opposed by Turkmenistan, which claims rights to the fields.