The working breakfast of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassadors of the Slavic countries was held at the Bulgarian Embassy in Moscow on September 27, the embassy’s press service reported.
Greeting the distinguished guests, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Russian Federation, Boyko Kotsev, noted the importance of continuing the tradition of holding meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs for a regular exchange of views on pressing international issues and strengthening dialogue in bilateral cooperation.
Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed that cultural, historical and spiritual factors undoubtedly unite all our states and Russia is ready to develop constructive relations with each of the countries present. The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry noted the positive dynamics of the development of trade and economic relations between Russia and most of the countries represented at the meeting, including an increase in trade turnover not only due to energy resources. Also, the development of relations in the humanitarian and cultural spheres was positively assessed.
First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Titov, State Secretary, Deputy Minister Grigory Karasin, Deputy Minister Alexei Meshkov, directors of departments of the Russian Foreign Ministry, as well as the ambassadors of Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, The Czech Republic and the Charge d’Affaires of Belorussia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ukraine.