27 March 201509:45

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with his SICA member states’ counterparts

557-27-03-2015

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On March 26, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with his counterparts from the Central American Integration System (SICA) member countries in Guatemala.

Mr Lavrov handed over to the SICA Secretariat General the official application of the Russian Federation for extra-regional observer status in SICA. In his speech at the meeting, Russian Foreign Minister voiced the country’s desire to cement cooperation with the Central American states on a bilateral and multilateral basis and outlined future cooperation priorities.

The SICA foreign ministers welcomed Russia’s willingness to expand relations with the Central American region and pledged to consider the application without delay.

The participants expressed hope for the speedy signing of a memorandum of cooperation between Russia and SICA.

A joint communiqué was adopted at the conclusion of the meeting

 

March 27, 2015

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