Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Maldives Abdulla Shahid, Moscow, June 25, 2019
We are delighted to welcome you to the Russian Federation on the occasion of the first visit ever of a Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives to this country. We are very pleased that this is taking place with your participation. We know you as a very experienced diplomat and politician, who both focused on international problems and headed the parliament.
Today, we hope to discuss ways of intensifying our interaction based on the very friendly and warm feelings that our peoples have for each other.