Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of Oman Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Moscow, February 18, 2019
Mr Minister, dear friend,
We welcome you to the Foreign Ministry.
We are traditionally linked by time-proven, mutually-friendly relations. Political dialogue is one of the integral parts of this. It has a constructive, confidential nature, allowing us to exchange views on a wide range of subjects of mutual interest, and to develop common approaches.
Today, we are planning to discuss future objectives in the sphere of developing our bilateral relations that are largely on the upswing. Of course, the situation in the Middle East calls for a thorough comparison of notes on key regional issues. I am sure that this will benefit us, and I look forward to having a productive discussion.