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16.09.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso.

The politicians discussed several current issues pertaining to relations between Russia and the European Union.


16.09.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel on the German side’s initiative.

The two leaders expressed their satisfaction with the agreements reached at the Russia-EU-Ukraine ministerial meeting that was held on September 12 in Brussels on postponing implementation on the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine until January 1, 2016.


16.09.2014 - Comment by the MFA Information and Press Department on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's visit to Ethiopia

On 17 September Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a working visit to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.


16.09.2014 - Comment by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the International Conference on Peace and Security in Iraq held in Paris on 15 September 2014

A conference on peace and security in Iraq attended by foreign ministers from about 30 countries has opened in Paris.


16.09.2014 - Comment by the Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Department concerning Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to Zimbabwe

As part of his African tour, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit the Republic of Zimbabwe on 16 September, where talks will be held with President Robert Mugabe and Foreign Minister Simbarashe Simbanenduku Mumbengegwi. A wide range of bilateral issues and key aspects of the global and regional agenda will be discussed.


16.09.2014 - Commentary by MFA Information and Press Department on the participation of Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov in the international conference on Iraq

A representative international conference on the situation in Iraq will be held in Paris on 15 September at the initiative of French leaders. The conference will be attended by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, Iraq and its neighbours, a number of other countries in the region, as well as the UN and the League of Arab States.


15.09.2014 - Statement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the International Conference on Peace and Security in Iraq, Paris, 15 September 2014

Dear colleagues, In welcoming the initiative of France to convene this meeting to discuss ways to assist the Republic of Iraq in overcoming grave challenges to its security and stability, we listen carefully to President F.Hollande’s and President Fuad Masum’s presentations this morning.


15.09.2014 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the Right to Know program on TV Centre

Question: Good afternoon, Mr Lavrov. The main issue today is Ukraine. Is the war over or is it a temporary respite? Sergey Lavrov: It is a ceasefire. It is based on a document that was signed after Russian President Vladimir Putin advanced a seven-point initiative. We also expressed our readiness to work further on that document with the involvement of all sides in the conflict: the Kiev authorities and those who support them, and the Lugansk and Donetsk people’s republics.


15.09.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin answered Russian journalists’ questions following the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit.

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Regarding the summit overall, I think it was a big success.


15.09.2014 - Comments by the MFA Information and Press Department on the expanded US sanctions against Russia

We see Washington’s new anti-Russian sanctions as yet another hostile step under the US Administration’s confrontational approach.


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