VSMPO-Avisma signs accord to set up titanium venture in Vietnam

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VSMPO-Avisma Corp., the largest titanium producer, signed a memorandum of understanding with Vietnam National Coal-Mineral Industries to develop output in the Southeast Asian nation.

The companies are interested in setting up a joint venture to make titanium products, VSMPO-Avisma said in a statement on its website on Tuesday. The terms of the deal will be discussed once Vinacomin, as the Vietnamese mining company is known, gets a license to develop titanium minerals in Binh Thuan province, the Russian metals company said.

The signing was attended by Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang, who is visiting Moscow, according to the statement.

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