1 February 201715:02

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit


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On February 1, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Secretary-General of the League of Arab States Ahmed Aboul-Gheit on the sidelines of the fourth ministerial meeting of the Arab-Russian Cooperation Forum.

The parties highlighted the forum’s importance as a reliable mechanism for Russian-Arab interaction on international and regional issues and an essential tool for promoting their multifaceted and multilateral cooperation.

Sergey Lavrov and Ahmed Aboul-Gheit exchanged opinions on key regional issues, focusing on the importance of political and diplomatic methods for settling the crisis in Syria and other crisis situations in the Middle East and North Africa based on international law and through an inclusive nationwide dialogue involving a broad range of political forces and all groups of population.

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