Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio
On December 1, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio at the latter’s initiative.
The foreign ministers discussed a number of current issues of bilateral cooperation, the schedule of upcoming political contacts and topical international problems.
They considered the preparations for the upcoming meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Tirana on December 3-4, including the appointment of the new Secretary General and heads of three OSCE institutions. Russia reaffirmed its readiness to join the “package” decision, including appointing Kazakhstan’s candidate Kairat Abdrakhmanov the High Commissioner on National Minorities, which is a priority for Russia.