Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
On February 16, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on the sidelines of the G20 ministerial meeting in Bonn, Germany.
The ministers held a detailed discussion of their countries’ current and future relations in the key areas of the Russian-South African strategic partnership, including political, trade, economic and cultural relations.
They also exchanged opinions on current international issues such as the fight against terrorism, including in Africa, and the settlement of military and political conflicts on the continent. They reaffirmed their similar or identical foreign policy views and resolve to continue coordinating their positions at the UN, the G20 and BRICS.