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19 June 201911:37

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at talks with Head of the Federal Department (Minister) of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation Ignazio Cassis, Moscow, June 19, 2019

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Mr Minister,

Colleagues,

We are delighted to welcome you to Moscow.

Your visit began yesterday, when we met at the opening of the Swiss Embassy complex in Moscow after years of renovation. That ceremony, which was attended by many Swiss citizens, members of the Russian civil society, Parliament, as well as government officials, has shown clearly that our friendly relations have a huge potential for development.

We highly value our bilateral relations, which are developing progressively in all areas, including our political dialogue, which is also held at the high and top levels, our trade, economic and investment cooperation, as well as our foreign policy ties, which Russia and Switzerland are using to promote a peaceful settlement of various conflicts.

Once again, welcome to Moscow.  

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