The Belgian Prime Minister said that the talks in Moscow will not be taboo

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in photobacteria-Minister of Belgium Charles Michel, who arrived in Russia on an official visit to Moscow. 29 Jan 2018The Belgian Prime Minister said that the talks in Moscow will not be taboo© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

The Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel, who is visiting Moscow, said that during his upcoming talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev «forbidden» topics will not.

First visit of the Prime Minister of Belgium in Moscow takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Earlier, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation announced that Michel talks with Medvedev on January 30th, and the meeting with Putin scheduled for January 31.

«No taboo subjects, there is a desire to discuss a range of issues. But we also hope to consider the issues that are of common interest – the fight against terrorism, for example,» said Charles Michel on Tuesday on air of broadcasting company RTBF.

According to the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation, the Russian side expects that in the course of the visit will be discussed the whole complex of Russian-Belgian relations and the possibility of intensification of bilateral economic, industrial, cultural and humanitarian cooperation. Also be affected and cooperation in the investment sphere.

In turn, the office of the Belgian Prime Minister was informed that the program of Michel are also meeting with representatives of the Belgian community living in Russia.

The Belgian Prime Minister, who led the Federal government after the elections in 2014 and in September 2016 at the UN called for the rejection of the «logic of confrontation with Russia,» noting the commonality of interests with Russia. Later Michelle said about the need to conduct on behalf of the EU a more intense dialogue with Russia on international issues, not only on the situation in Ukraine and about the situation on the southern borders of Europe. He noted that Russia and the EU have common economic interests and security, so the EU leaders should attempt to expand political contacts with Russia.

The visit of Prime Minister of Belgium and takes place two weeks before the meeting of the Mixed Commission on economic cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Belgo-Luxembourg Economic Union (CMEC Russia-BLEU). A meeting of the Commission, which shall decide on issues of trade and economic cooperation, held on February 14 in Sochi. It will be co-chair of the CMEC with the Belgian side of the Belgian foreign Minister Didier Reynders. The Minister also plans in the course of the visit to meet with his counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow.

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