At a meeting with Lithuanian Economy Minister Viktoras Uspaskihk, who is currently on a visit to Moscow, Georgy Boos, vice-chairman of the Russian Duma, promised he would urge the ratification of the agreement with Lithuania, which would help avoid double taxation, the Lithuanian ministry of economy reported.
In 2000, Lithuania and Russia signed an agreement concerning double taxation on income and capital, which helped improve the business conditions for both producers and traders of the two countries.
At the meeting, the two politicians also discussed the issues related to the Lithuanian export of raw foods.
The vice-chairman of Duma also mentioned that he would seek more active collaboration of the Russian-Lithuanian parliamentary committees.
According to preliminary data produced by the Department of Statistics, Lithuanian export to Russia amounted to 2.34 billion litas (678.3 million euros) last year -- 9.1 percent of the whole domestic export -- whereas import stood at 7.62 billion litas (2.2 billion euros).