Opening remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the negotiations with Foreign Minister of the Central African Republic Sylvie Baipo-Temon, St Petersburg, June 6, 2019
I am happy to see you. We are grateful to you for accepting our invitation to take part in the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. I believe we will be able to find more areas for trade and economic cooperation, in part, thanks to your involvement. We have long-standing friendly relations. Today, this helps us to cooperate in a way that is beneficial for the development of your country and the efforts to normalise the situation in the Central African Republic.
The meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of the Central African Republic Faustin-Archange Touadera in St Petersburg in May 2018 and my prior talks with President Touadera in Sochi in October 2017 have proven useful for the efforts to implement the fundamental agreements which have been reached. We will work to achieve this.