27 May 201616:57

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s conversation with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir


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On May 26, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a meeting with his Saudi counterpart Adel Al-Jubeir on the margins of the fourth round of the Strategic Dialogue between Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, known as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

The foreign ministers discussed in detail current issues on the Russian-Saudi agenda, and affirmed the mutual desire of Moscow and Riyadh to continue working together to upgrade their multifaceted bilateral cooperation.

They also held a substantive exchange of opinions on a number of key aspects of the developments in the Middle East with emphasis on Syria, Iraq and Yemen, and agreed on the importance of consolidating international and regional efforts in the determined fight against terrorism, waged on a clearly defined foundation of international law.

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