Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s consultations with Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh Md. Shahidul Haque

Sunday, 06 May 2018 10:30

On May 6, Russia-Bangladesh consultations on Middle Eastern affairs took place on the sidelines of the 45th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Dhaka. Taking part in the talks was Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Foreign Secretary of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Md. Shahidul Haque.

During the mutually interesting exchange of opinions, the diplomats discussed the developments in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, the Persian Gulf regions as well as Palestinian-Israeli relations. At the same time, both parties noted the importance of the soonest possible political settlement of the crises and conflicts in the region through a wide national dialogue, respecting the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of the states in accordance with the common principles of international law and the UN Charter.

They also confirmed the mutual intent of Moscow and Dhaka to hold constructive interaction on the international stage, including within the UN and OIC, on matters of shared interest, including the agenda of inter-civilisational dialogue. Regarding this, they noted the importance of improving cooperation within the “Russia – Islamic world” Group of Strategic Vision.

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