Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at talks with Foreign Minister of Egypt Sameh Shoukry, Moscow, October 4, 2021
My dear friend,
We are happy to welcome you and your delegation to Moscow.
We meet regularly. I am sincerely grateful for your hospitality in Cairo last April. I hope we will reciprocate it today.
Ten days ago, we had a brief meeting in New York and managed to discuss current issues regarding the activities of the UN General Assembly. This was a useful conversation. Now we will have an opportunity to discuss in more detail all aspects of our bilateral relations, especially regional and international problems.
This frequency of our contacts reflects the quality of our relations sealed in the Treaty on Comprehensive Partnership and Strategic Cooperation that was signed by our presidents and entered into force in January 2021.
We will also discuss a schedule for our upcoming contacts, including an important mechanism we must create in the near future, notably, the two+two meetings of our defence and foreign ministers.
I am glad to see you. Welcome.