8 November 201711:41

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters on the sidelines of the 29th APEC Ministerial Meeting, Da Nang, November 8, 2017


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Mr Minister,


It is good to have this opportunity on the sidelines of the APEC Ministerial Meeting to touch base and welcome you back to the APEC group of ministers of foreign affairs.

I warmly remember our cooperation during your previous term from 2005 to 2008, and I hope that the continuity will help us resolve matters in the interest of both our countries as well as in the interest of regional security and cooperation. 

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