Russia is actively negotiations with Nicaragua to participate in the construction of a channel, planned to be built on its territory which will link the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. This is one of the main issues being discussed at the meeting of the Russian-Nicaraguan intergovernmental commission in Moscow on the 9th of September.
The sides expect practical results in course of the negotiations which are taking place with the participation of ministers and businessmen.
Russia's participation in this project was lobbied by President Vladimir Putin. In July, on his way from Cuba to Argentina, President Putin changed his itinerary and decided to conduct a short visit to Nicaragua. At the meeting with President Daniel Ortega, particularly discussed was Russia's role in this project.
According to diplomatic sources, this includes military as well as political support. In particular, Russia will have to ensure the safety of construction and its protection against possible provocations. To do this, Nicaragua has allowed the patrolling of Russian warships and planes off the country’s coasts in the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The bilateral agreement reached gives an opportunity to start this in the first half of 2015.
It is interesting to note that Vladimir Putin arrived in Managua in a few days after presentation of the final version of the route of the channel that is being planned to be built. This was done by the key investor – the Hong Kong-based company HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment. It is fully backed by China, which has no diplomatic relations with Nicaragua. Cost of the project is $ 40 billion.
Russia has made a major geopolitical move by entering into the project together with China, an alternative to the Panama Canal, controlled by United States, considers Vladimir Yevseyev, Director of the Center for Research on Public Policy:
“This is a very serious move. It is clear that Russia, on its own, is not capable of financing the project. Financial security will be primarily provided from China. If China had not taken responsibility to finance a large part of the project, I think, that Russia would not have entered into partnership in such an expensive project. In any case, we complement each other as strategic partners. We have an objective interest in deterring the United States. Another issue is that China does not want to create additional problems - it is economically dependent on the United States and this binds it politically. Russia is more independent, it has a serious backing from China, and is promoting its policies based on the building of a multi-polar world, the creation of which China is desperately interested in”.
Thanks to the Nicaraguan Canal, Russia will get a very good opportunity to strengthen its strategic position in the region. It will be capable of shifting its fleet fast enough from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, considers Vladimir Yevseyev:
“There will be more mobility, especially if Russia plans to position its Naval Base in Cuba. For this purpose, passage through the channel will be crucial, given its close proximity to the United States. For the United States it will create additional problems in terms of strengthening their own security. So Russia can effectively respond to the strengthening of NATO's military presence near its borders in Europe. The Channel will allow Russia to significantly increase trade with Latin America. This will be a new route, which Russia will be able to actively utilize”.
Traditionally, United States has controlled points through which major sea routes pass. These include the Strait of Malacca, Singapore, Gibraltar, the Suez and Panama canals. Therefore, emergence of the Nicaraguan canal is a direct challenge to the United States. It is no coincidence that they are actively opposing this project.
The creation of this alternative route from the Pacific to the Atlantic will change the political and economic situation in the world in favor of the one who will control it. Hong Kong-based company HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment has already received a concession for 100 years of operation of the channel.
Read more: http://indian.ruvr.ru/2014_09_09/RUSSIA-CHINA-CHANNEL-AMERICAN-CONTINENT/
On the background of financial and economic sanctions from the West, Russia and China are seriously simplifying their mutual trading procedures. The Central Bank of Russia and the People's Bank of China agreed to swap in national currencies.
That is, transactions involving the simultaneous purchase and sale of currency of one country for the currency of another country.
The draft agreement on currency swap has been agreed upon. However, neither the Central Bank of Russia nor the People's Bank of China has yet to comment on the possible volumes of the program on currency swaps. Also, launching date of the program has not been announced as yet. Yet, it is quite clear that the sides will try not to get caught up in lengthy formal procedures prior to the signing of such an agreement. Undeniably, regulators have already given out an indication that the agreement will open Russian companies’ access to the Yuan and their Chinese partners to the ruble.
The agreement between regulators of the two countries is also a new sign to the United States, that in the background of Western sanctions, Russia and China are building a model of cooperation that excludes the dollar from circulation. This very fact has drawn the attention of Sergei Khestanov, managing director of the group of companies “Alor”:
“The increase of Western pressure on Russia will naturally cause a growth of trade and economic relations between Russia and other countries, especially the Asian. In May, a contract valid for a 30-year old supply of Russian gas to China was signed. After that, it became clear that the vector of economic interests of Russia is gradually shifting from the West towards the East. Naturally, it cannot but cause irritation to the leading Western countries”.
Western sanctions imposed against Russia, due to its stand on Ukraine has increased the already considerable authority of the Yuan amongst Russian companies. In July, the trading volume of yuan-ruble jumped up by 52 percent as compared to June. And on the 31st of July, a record result was set on the trading of this currency pair on the Russian stock exchanges. Chief Researcher of the IMEMO, Salitsky Alexander considers that this trend will continue to gain momentum:
“We will unconsciously increase our dependency on China. This is an objective trend of the global economy. China is already a major trading nation. And inevitably, there will be an increase of the proportion of goods that we will be buying from there. Accordingly, our export share of the goods, as per the last major agreements concluded for supply of gas and oil will only increase. And here, it is important to provide for our oil and gas corporations with a continuing increase of their intake of yuans for their goods delivered to China. Perhaps, one of the ways to increase their interest in such assessment could be an increase of the presence of our corporations in the Chinese domestic market. This will significantly increase the volume of transactions in yuan and rubles, and will phase out the use of the dollar from circulation in this segment.
Experts note that for the United States, the events in Ukraine are just an excuse to impose sanctions on the supply of oil and gas equipment to Russia. Their goal is the redrawing of the energy map of the world, where Russia plays a dominant role. Russia, in this regard, can answer by phasing out the use of the dollar for the purchase and sale of energy resources. Currency settlements in national currencies with China, India, Iran, Turkey, in rubles and Euros - with the European Union would deprive the United States of its leverage over the market it has thanks to the dollar. And this in turn will create a new scope for maneuvering to try to get rid of the hegemony of the dollar.
Read more: http://indian.ruvr.ru/2014_08_12/REJECTION-DOLLAR-RUSSIA-CHINA/
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