2 June 201713:21

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, St Petersburg, June 2, 2017


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Ivica, it is a pleasure to see you again. While in Nicosia a while ago, we agreed to meet here. Contacts are always useful.

We keep in touch regularly. After the meeting in Nicosia on May 19, you met with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Istanbul on May 22. In three days, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin will go to Belgrade.

As far as I know, yesterday you met with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. The Intergovernmental Russian-Serbian Commission on Trade and Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation is in able hands.

I am glad to see you and hope to have fruitful talks with you. 

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