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30 June 201715:06

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's telephone conversation with Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland

1300-30-06-2017

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On June 30, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland.

Mr Lavrov informed Mr Jagland of Russia's decision to suspend fee payments to the CE budget for 2017 until the powers of the delegation of the Russian Federal Assembly to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe are unconditionally and fully reinstated. Mr Lavrov drew Mr Jagland's attention to the Russian Foreign Ministry's statement on the issue, dated June 30, 2017.

Other important issues concerning Russia's participation in CE activities were also discussed, including the ratification of the CE Convention on  Laundering, Search, Seizure, Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism, and the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events.

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