Medvedev to discuss Russian-French strategic collaboration during his visit to France

The strategic partnership of Russia and France will top the agenda of the meeting of the prime ministers of the two countries - Dmitry Medvedev and Jean-Marc Ayrault.

During his working visit to France on Nov. 26-27 Medvedev will take part in the 17th session of the Russian-French commission for bilateral cooperation and meet French President Francois Hollande.

"The upcoming commission session is the first one since the presidential and parliamentary elections in Russia and France after which new Cabinets were formed in both countries. In this context one of the main tasks of the upcoming meeting is to guarantee continuity in Russian-French strategic partnership," a source on the Russian Cabinet told Interfax.

In addition, the prime ministers will discuss further cooperation in the energy sector, including nuclear energy, in the aerospace industry, transport and farming and also the development of modern transport infrastructure.

The sides are also expected to review the implementation of the most important bilateral projects, to identify existing problems and ways of resolving them.

"Several intergovernmental and ministerial documents as well as commercial contracts are to be signed in the framework of the session of the intergovernmental commission," the source said.

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