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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communities and Defence Minister of the Republic of Cabo Verde Luis Filipe Tavares

Today, we focused on African affairs

Ladies and gentlemen, We had very good, substantive, detailed and results-oriented talks with my colleague Luis Filipe Tavares and the delegation he leads. We emphasised that relations between our two countries have traditionally been friendly and are built on the principles of mutual respect and consideration for each other’s interests.…

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Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov’s meeting with Deputy Director-General of South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation Mxolisi Nkosi

On April 16, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov met with Deputy Director-General of South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation Mxolisi Nkosi. The meeting was preceded by Mr Nkosi’s detailed consultations with senior officials from the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Latin American Department. The parties had an engaging and substantive…

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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answer to a media question during the joint news conference following talks with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Zambia Joseph Malanji

We support Zambia and other African countries in the UN, promoting decisions aimed at supporting Africans in the settlement of various conflicts and crises on their continent

Ladies and gentlemen, My Zambian colleague, Foreign Minister Joseph Malanji, and I have had useful, constructive talks. We noted that our relations are invariably friendly and are based on the principles of equality and respect for each other’s interests, as well as shared views from the time of the struggle…

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Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to Morocco

The focus of the meetings and conversations was on the in-depth evaluation of major issues related to the continued stable development of the traditional friendly ties between Russia and Morocco

On January 25, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who is on a working visit to Rabat, was received by King of Morocco Mohammed VI and had talks with Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Morocco. The focus of the meetings and conversations was on the in-depth evaluation…

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Press release on developments in Libya

Moscow is seriously concerned over the new outburst of the internal strife in Tripoli

Moscow continues closely watching the developments in Libya and its capital. Regrettably, far from being stabilised, the situation there is gravitating towards deterioration. Recent serious clashes between different local groups in Tripoli have already taken a heavy casualty toll, including among civilians. According to incoming reports, heavy artillery was used…

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Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with Ambassador of Burkina Faso to Russia Antoine Somdah

On August 28, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov received Ambassador of Burkina Faso to Russia Antoine Somdah, at the latter’s request. The two officials discussed current issues of promoting traditionally friendly Russian-Burkinian relations. Moscow and Ouagadougou reaffirmed their mutual commitment…

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Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of Angola Manuel Domingos Augusto

On August 21, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Angola Manuel Domingos Augusto. During the conversation, the officials had a detailed discussion on the range of topical matters related to bilateral cooperation in trade, the economy, and investment with a focus on…

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Press release on the general elections in Zimbabwe

Many international observers from the African Union, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the European Union and other associations and countries were present during the elections

On July 30, general elections were held in the Republic of Zimbabwe in which citizens voted for presidential nominees, MPs and local government officials. Twenty three candidates competed for the position of head of state, including current President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Twenty two political parties took part in the elections. Voter…

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Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with French Special Envoy for Libya Frederic Desagneaux

During the detailed conversation, the officials discussed developments in Libya and prospects for an intra-Libyan settlement

On July 26, Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov met with French Special Envoy for Libya Frederic Desagneaux. During the detailed conversation, the officials discussed developments in Libya and prospects for an intra-Libyan settlement with an emphasis on the need to…

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Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s telephone conversations with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Libyan Government of National Accord Mohamed Taha Siala and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salame

On July 22, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov had a telephone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Libyan Government of National Accord Mohamed Taha Siala. The officials discussed a number of practical matters concerning further development of Russian-Libyan…