Lavrov said about the importance of foreign policy coordination with South Africa

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codecoverage in fotobanka foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting with the Minister of foreign Affairs and cooperation of South Africa Lindiwe Sisulu. 21 November 2018Lavrov said about the importance of foreign policy coordination with South Africa© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codiscovered the image Bank

Russia attaches great importance to the coordination with South Africa on foreign policy issues, including the BRICS, said on Wednesday Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

At the meeting with the Minister of foreign Affairs of South Africa, Lindiwe Sisulu, Lavrov stressed that he expects «to discuss the continuing close cooperation in international organizations.»

«Yesterday, we jointly made by the OPCW in order to defend the inviolability of the Convention, signed and ratified by all countries. Today, when international law and international system, created at the end of the Second world war, are subjected to extensive testing, our foreign policy coordination is in great demand, both in bilateral level and with BRICS», — said Lavrov.

The Minister stressed that the two countries have substantive cooperation in high-tech fields. He recalled that the agreement on the use of nuclear energy for cancer treatment, has a working group for space exploration, also the representatives of the provinces of Africa regularly visit Russia.

«Parliamentarians are in close contact in the near future, in the first half of December, we are waiting for your representatives to a conference held by the Russian State Duma», — concluded the Minister.

On Tuesday, the KSU members of the CWC voted in favour of the adoption of the draft budget for 2019, providing for the increase of $ 2.4 million. These funds should be directed towards the establishment of a mechanism for attribution.

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