Acting Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at talks with Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano Moscow, May 15, 2018
We are delighted to be meeting you once again. We had talks in the Philippines less than a year ago. Over this period of time, we have come a long way along the path that was mapped out by our presidents at the summit meeting in Russia last year and during their discussions on the sidelines of the APEC summit held in Danang, Vietnam, last autumn.
Today we have an opportunity to speak about bilateral affairs and the further development of our interaction in all fields, as well as to exchange opinions on global events, primarily in the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East, considering that you have recently toured that part of the world.
Once again, welcome to Moscow.