Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Foreign Minister of Ecuador Maria Fernanda Espinosa, New York, September 18, 2017
Sergey Lavrov (in English): We are very glad to have this opportunity to have our first personal contact and to touch base on the development of our bilateral relations and of course the situation in the region where some tension is visible. We would like to have your assessment of how the Latin American and the Caribbean countries are going to have their further development.
We are very much interested in promoting our relations with the CELAC and with other regional and sub-regional groupings and would be of course counting on continuing support by Ecuador of this process.
Once again, very nice to see you.