Russia expects to increase trade with Spain, Lavrov said

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotomancer of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov. Archival photoRussia expects to increase trade with Spain, Lavrov said© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

Moscow hopes to increase trade turnover of the Russian Federation and Spain, the meeting of the Russian-Spanish intergovernmental Commission will take place in early 2019, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

«Today we noted with satisfaction the continuing for the second year the growth of trade, he has already exceeded last year for $ 5 billion, this year will probably be an additional increase», — he said after talks with Spanish counterpart Josep Borrell.

«Active work of the intergovernmental Commission on trade-economic cooperation, which last year held a meeting in Moscow, and this year or beginning of next year’s planned meeting in Madrid», he added.

According to the diplomat, the parties in the negotiations have considered the issues which can be taken by the Commission. As said Lavrov, co-chair of the Commission from Russia’s energy Minister Alexander Novak, the new government of Spain also made their representative who will be Minister of industry, trade and tourism Maria Reyes Maroto.