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Medvedev Arrives In Germany For Talks With Merkel On Oil, Gas

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in Germany, where he is to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss deepening energy ties.

On July 19, Medvedev will meet Merkel in Hannover to discuss oil and gas cooperation, as well as Russia's readiness to meet a potential increase in German demand for Russian gas.

The visit comes shortly after Germany announced it would close its nuclear energy industry by 2022.

Last week Gazprom, Russia's gas export monopoly and the world's largest gas company, announced exclusive talks with Germany's RWE for a joint venture in power generation.

compiled from agency reports