8 November 201711:38

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Papua New Guinea Foreign Affairs Minister Rimbink Pato on the sidelines of the 29th APEC Ministerial Meeting, Da Nang, November 8, 2017


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It is very nice to see you again. We last met about a month and a half ago in New York during the regular encounter with South Pacific representatives. We value this relationship, in particular, in favour of developing our cooperation with Papua New Guinea in various areas: the economy, humanitarian, education and fisheries.

Of course, we are glad that our interaction concerning international matters, especially in the United Nations, APEC, in other forums, is quite productive.

We will really use this opportunity to verify our approaches when it comes to bilateral and regional matters.


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