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28 September 201821:03

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with President of the Central African Republic Faustin-Archange Touadera

1808-28-09-2018

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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with President of the Central African Republic Faustin-Archange Touadera on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 28.

During the meeting, the officials focused on the political, trade, economic and cultural partnership between the countries. The prospects for a national settlement in the CAR were reviewed, and the importance of harmonising international efforts to help stabilise the situation in that country in accordance with the African Peace Initiative was noted.

President Touadera assured Minister Lavrov that the investigation into the death of Russian journalists is under the control of the CAR authorities and promised to ensure cooperation of his country's law enforcement agencies with Russia’s Investigative Committee with a view to promptly clarifying the circumstances of this crime.

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