Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Federal President of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen
On December 6, Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Federal President of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen on the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Vienna.
The officials discussed issues on the bilateral agenda, including those concerning trade, the economy, history and memorials. They expressed high appreciation for bilateral cultural and humanitarian cooperation, including in the context of Russia-Austria Tourism Year 2017 and the upcoming Russia-Austria Music and Cultural Routes Year 2018.
Mr Lavrov and Mr Van der Bellen held an engaged exchange of opinions on current international issues, including prospects for a settlement in Syria and Ukraine, as well as Russia-EU ties in light of the Austrian Presidency of the European Union in the second half of 2018.