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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Alexander Schallenberg, Vienna, August 25, 2021



We share your interest in continuing our dialogue. Russia and Austria enjoy an intense relationship in economic and humanitarian affairs.

Indeed, the last time a Russian foreign minister paid a bilateral visit to Austria was 12 years ago. There have been other occasions over the years that ensured my regular visits to Vienna. They include President Vladimir Putin’s visit and numerous international events such as talks on Iran’s nuclear programme.

I am delighted to have this opportunity. We can discuss bilateral issues and the international agenda. It is always useful.

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