The statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation M.Sergei Lavrov on the occasion of holding over the Order of Friendship of Russian Federation to African Union Commissioner for peace and security S.Chergui, the African Union commissar for Peace and Security
Dear Madame Chairman,
Ladies and Gentleman,
It is my honor and privilege to hold you the instructions from my President of The Russian Federation V.V.Putin and to hand over the Order of Friendship of Russian Federation to Ambassador S.Chergui as a recognition of his service as Ambassador of Algeria in Moscow for many years during which he contributed a lot not only to promote Russian-Algerian partnership, but also to promote cooperation between Russia and Ethiopia. This is my privilege to invite Ambassador S.Chergui for this ceremony.