Lavrov will visit Portugal in late November

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The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov 24 November to visit Portugal, the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

«The twenty-fourth of November, at the invitation of the Portuguese side will visit the foreign Minister of Russia in Lisbon. Scheduled talks with Minister for foreign Affairs of Portugal, a private meeting with the President of that state,» Zakharova said at the briefing.

According to Zakharova, the bilateral relations between Moscow and Lisbon are traditionally based on a mutually respectful partnership and constructive engagement, supported by regular political dialogue.

«During the forthcoming meeting it is planned to discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries in the international arena on the most pressing issues of world politics… the Ministers also intend to discuss intensification of economic cooperation, which in recent years shows a positive trend… In the foreign policy section of the talks, the sides will analyze the current state of relations between Russia and the EU and NATO. It is also expected to exchange opinions on the situation in Ukraine, Syria, Libya, the middle East peace process, and some Latin American and African problems,» the diplomat added.