Dmitry Medvedev

Medvedev to go deal-hunting in Cuba, Venezuela

Medvedev to go deal-hunting in Cuba, Venezuela Moscow  - President Dmitry Medvedev is due to visit Venezuela and Cuba as part of a week-long tour through South America that underscores Russia's revival of Soviet-era ties in the region along old lines of opposition to US hegemony.

Medvedev's four-nation trip began Friday in Peru at the forum of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, where he will participate alongside outgoing US President George W Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao.

"No trust" in US-Russian relations, Medvedev declares

Russian President Dmitry MedvedevWashington - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday the United States and Russia share "no trust" in relations but suggested the two countries can begin to heal ties without first resolving the dispute over missile defence.

Speaking after the gathering of 20 world economic powers in Washington to address the financial crisis, Medvedev said there is "no trust in Russian-US relations - the trust we need" to tackle international challenges and strengthen ties.

Medvedev 'satisfied' with results of economic summit

Russian President Dmitry MedvedevWashington  - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said he was satisfied with the steps that the world's largest economies agreed to enact during an emergency summit in Washington on Saturday to address the financial crisis.

"I'd like to say I am satisfied with the results we've achieved," Medvedev told a gathering at the Council on Foreign Relations think tank after attending the Group of 20 summit hosted by US President George W Bush.

Medvedev's new security plans

Dmitry MedvedevBrussels - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's plans for a Europe-wide security pact look set to be Russia's priority at the European Union-Russia summit in the French resort of Nice on Friday.

Medvedev first spoke of his desire to create a "treaty on the basic principles for security and intergovernmental relations in the Euro-Atlantic region" in a speech in Berlin on June 5. He added details in a speech in the French spa town of Evian on October 8.

Russia supports second G20 summit, Medvedev says

Dmitry MedvedevNice, France - Russia supports the idea of holding a second summit of the world's greatest powers to debate the reform of the global financial system after a meeting in Washington scheduled for the weekend, the country's president said Friday.

EU, Russia to "speak same language" at G20, Medvedev says

EU, Russia to "speak same language" at G20, Medvedev saysCannes, France - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday said he will "speak the same language" as European Union leaders when they attend a summit of the world's 20 greatest powers in Washington.

"Our stance on how the (world) financial architecture should look in the future corresponds ... I believe that tomorrow night in Washington we'll speak the same language. It's obvious," Medvedev told EU and Russian businessmen in the French resort of Cannes.