1 November 201116:01

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Participates in the First Russia-Gulf Cooperation Council Strategic Dialogue Ministerial Meeting


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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, took part in the first Ministerial Meeting of the Strategic Dialogue between Russia and the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) on November 1.

In the course of the meeting with the heads of the foreign affairs agencies of the GCC states the two sides examined prospects for the further strengthening and development of many-sided interaction between Russia and the GCC. They had a detailed exchange of views on pressing regional and international issues.

At the conclusion of the meeting the two sides signed a Memorandum on Principles and Guidelines for Strategic Dialogue between the Russian Federation and the Member States of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf. They decided to prepare towards the next ministerial meeting in Moscow a Plan of Joint Action for the period between 2013and 2015, encompassing the fields of political dialogue, commerce and investment, energy, environmental protection, culture and education.

November 1, 2011

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