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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of South Sudan Awut Deng Acuil, Moscow, January 28, 2020

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Madam Minister,

Colleagues,

Welcome to Moscow.

Madam Minister, as far as I am aware, this is your first visit to the Russian Federation – this makes it even more meaningful and significant for our relations.

We met in Sochi in October 2019, where we signed a Memorandum of Consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of South Sudan. Now, two months later, we are beginning to actually implement it.

We are interested in comprehensive development of our cooperation, including in international and regional affairs, especially the African agenda. We are eager to develop our bilateral ties in the real economy – trade, economic, humanitarian cooperation and other spheres too.

I do hope that today we will be able to discuss these topics in detail and come to a mutual understanding regarding the specific ways of moving forward on all the issues mentioned.

Welcome.

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