Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, October 26, 2017

Friday, 27 October 2017 05:41

The 30th meeting of the Foreign Ministry’s Council of the Heads of Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation chaired by Sergey Lavrov

The 30th meeting of the Foreign Ministry’s Council of the Heads of Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation chaired by Sergey Lavrov will be held at the Russian Foreign Ministry on October 27.

The meeting will be attended by the heads of regions who are council members, senior officials from the Presidential Executive Office and federal executive agencies. The agenda includes the work of the regions with civil society institutions to promote Russia’s interests on the international agenda. The meeting participants will discuss way to step up interaction between regional authorities and Russian NGOs. The main focus will be on engaging civil society institutions in work at international venues, developing contacts with foreign partners, etc.

Following the meeting, the participants will adopt recommendations for the regions of the Russian Federation, federal ministries and departments regarding the formation of new formats of interaction with civil society institutions and strengthening existing ones.


Foreign Minister of the Republic of Suriname Yldiz Pollack-Beighle to visit Russia

Foreign Minister of the Republic of Suriname Yldiz Pollack-Beighle will pay a working visit to Russia on October 29-31.

The talks with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are planned to be held on October 31, during which the ministers will exchange views on a wide range of bilateral, international and regional issues.

This is the first ever visit by the head of the Suriname Foreign Ministry to Russia, which will be a milestone in promoting Russia-Suriname interaction, and is indicative of the fact that our ties with Latin America and the Caribbean region are gradually expanding.

During the upcoming talks, the ministers will discuss strengthening the legal framework and outline ways to bolster Russia-Suriname relations across the board with a focus on promoting political dialogue, interaction in the material sphere and cultural and humanitarian exchanges.
 

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to meet with the Association of European Businesses in Russia

On October 31, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will speak before the Association of European Businesses in Russia, which brings together over 500 companies and banks from the EU member states, the European Free Trade Association and other states operating in Russia. As you may be aware, meetings in this format are held on a regular basis (the most recent one took place in October 2016) and have already become a good tradition.

This year, the meeting will be dedicated to current relations between the Russian Federation and the European Union and the prospects for their development.

Russian and foreign media are welcome to attend this event. Accreditation is open until noon of October 30. The accreditation announcement was posted on the ministry’s website.

To be continued...

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