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Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Benin Olushegun Adjadi Bakari

The ministers exchanged opinions on certain aspects of Russian-Beninese relations, including the development of political dialogue and the expansion of trade, economic, and cultural ties

On April 2, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Benin Olushegun Adjadi Bakari at the initiative of the Beninese side. The Foreign Minister of Benin conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the terrorist attack at the Crocus City Hall. He…

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On the meeting with the Minister of Internal Affairs of Sierra Leone Major General Rtd. David Taluva

The sides discussed opportunities to increase cooperation between Moscow and Freetown on issues of ensuring international and regional security

On February 6, H.E.Mr. Alexey V.Popov,  Ambassador of Russia in Conakry, held a meeting with the Minister of Internal Affairs of Sierra Leone Major General Rtd. David Taluva. The sides discussed opportunities to increase cooperation between Moscow and Freetown on issues of ensuring international and regional security, including current challenges…

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On the participation of the Minister Counselor of the Russian Embassy in India in a conference on BRICS topics

The conference was attended by political scientists and representatives of academia, foreign diplomats, as well as retired Indian Ambassador to Mexico, Myanmar and South Africa Rajeev Bhatia

On January 19, Minister Counsellor, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Russian Embassy in India Roman Babushkin took part in the conference “Emergence of BRICS Plus and Its New Trajectory” held at the Institute of Social Science. In his address, he highlighted the Russian chairmanship’s priorities in the association in…

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Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of Sudan Abdel Fattah al-Burhan

The conversation focused on the ongoing developments in Sudan resulting from the continuing hostilities between the country’s regular army and the Rapid Support Forces

On September 21, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a meeting with Chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of Sudan Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly’s 78th session. The conversation focused on the ongoing developments in Sudan resulting from the continuing hostilities between…

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Russia: Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Simeón Oyono Esono Angue

The ministers discussed the state of bilateral relations as well as the current international agenda with a focus on acute regional issues on the African continent

On September 23, Sergey Lavrov had a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Simeón Oyono Esono Angue on the sidelines of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The ministers discussed the state of bilateral relations as well…

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Russia: Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Mali Abdoulaye Diop

The ministers discussed current issues of Russia-Mali cooperation, as well as countering the threat of terrorism in the Sahara-Sahel region

On September 23, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Mali Abdoulaye Diop on the sidelines of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly. The ministers discussed current issues of Russia-Mali cooperation, as well as countering the…

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Press release on the passing of Desmond Tutu

He will be remembered in Russia as an outstanding human rights defender and spiritual leader

On December 26, Desmond Tutu, a prominent figure of the South African liberation movement, Archbishop Emeritus of the Anglican Church of South Africa and Nobel Peace prize laureate, died aged 90. Tutu took an active part in the fight against the apartheid regime in South Africa and in the subsequent formation of…

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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…