11 September 201913:58

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova Nicu Popescu, Moscow, September 11, 2019


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Mr Minister, colleagues,

We are delighted to welcome you to Moscow.

This is your first visit to Russia in your new capacity. We appreciate this opportunity to continue our dialogue on the entire range of bilateral relations and international affairs, as well as the Transnistrian settlement.

We have noticed that you and Prime Minister of Moldova Maia Sandu made statements indicating your interest in normalising bilateral relations and resolving outstanding problems.

This meeting, just as our contacts in other formats and at other levels, offers us a good chance to decide which topic should be addressed as a priority.

I hope we will have a productive meeting today.

Once again, welcome.

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