Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Burkina Faso’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Alpha Barry
On February 20, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Burkina Faso’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Burkinabe Abroad Alpha Barry, who visited Moscow on February 19-20.
They thoroughly discussed a wide range of issues concerning relations between Russia and Burkina Faso in the political, trade, economic and other fields, and emphasised their commitment to active joint work to further advance these ties. They also noted the prospects of cooperation in the exploration and development of mineral resources and in the training of Burkinabe national personnel.
The two ministers had a detailed exchange of views on current issues of the global and African agenda. They spoke in favour of enhancing the UN's role in global affairs, advocated the need to form a broad coalition against international terrorism, expressed serious concern over the complicated situation in the Sahara-Sahel zone, and underlined their similar approaches to the peace processes in Libya, DR Congo, Gambia, Cote d'Ivoire, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, and the Horn of Africa.
Sergey Lavrov and Alpha Barry signed a memorandum on political consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Burkinabe Abroad of Burkina Faso.