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Russia: Chernomyrdin Meets Dutch Counterpart

Moscow, 16 December 1996 (RFE/RL) - Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin and his Dutch countepart Wim Kok met in Moscow today. They signed an agreement regulating economic relations between their two countries.

The agreement governs how Dutch and Russian companies and individuals are taxed in both countries and calls for measures to avoid double taxation.

Chernomyrdin told reporters that their talks focused on economic relations and international issues.

He praised ties between the two countries, saying they had come to what he called a "common understanding" on a number of European issues and security concerns.

Chernomyrdin also signed a letter of intent pledging Russia to sign the Convention against the Production of Chemical Weapons.