Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum, Moscow, July 22, 2020
Mr Minister, my dear Sabri, friends,
We are glad to welcome you to Moscow. Very recently our presidents have spoken by phone. Previously they met in Berlin in January. Following their contacts, we have been instructed to examine the current state of relations in all areas and outline ways to further promote them.
We have very good, mutually respectful and friendly relations of strategic partnership. We and our Algerian friends are interested in coordinating new economic, investment, cultural, educational and defence cooperation projects, as well as those on the international stage.
I am glad that the recent success in countering the coronavirus allows us to meet in person. We are very happy to see you in Moscow. Once again, welcome.