Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Moscow, June 26, 2019
We appreciate yet another opportunity to compare our positions regarding the implementation of our joint projects and regional developments.
I am happy that we are able to reciprocate the hospitality that you accorded my delegation in March 2019. Not much time has passed, but regional events are developing so tumultuously that we need to meet more often, compare our assessments and chart joint action aimed at normalising the situation regarding all crisis points.
We have clear guidelines that have been determined by our leaders, including those formalised by the Strategic Partnership Declaration, signed by them last year.
I am confident that we will work in a partner-like manner today, and that today’s talks will advance bilateral relations between our countries, as well as those in the context of international affairs.