Sergey Lavrov to visit Serbia

Sergey Lavrov to visit Serbia

Russian Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov will officially visit Serbia and Slovenia on February 21 and 22, Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign affairs announced on Thursday.

“Russian foreign minister will visit Slovenia on February 21; according to the plans, he is going to have meetings with the President and the Foreign minister of the country”, Zakharova said in Moscow.

Lavrov and his Slovenian hosts will discuss the situation in the Balkans and bilateral political issues as well as trade and the economic cooperation”, the Russian official explained.

After his stay in Slovenia, Lavrov will visit Serbia in order to meet Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic and the Foreign minister Ivica Dacic. During the visit, officials of the two countries will mark the 180th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations between Russia and Serbia, Zakharova added.

“The assessment of key elements of the bilateral cooperation, the implementation of common projects, the Balkans and international issues” will be among the topics at Lavrov’s meetings with Vucic and Dacic, she said.

Lavrov and Dacic will also hold lectures at the University of Belgrade and visit Saint Sava temple in Belgrade. Russia has significantly contributed to the reconstruction of the temple…/IBNA

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