Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov Meets with Turkish First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Tuigan

236-06-02-2005

A meeting took place in Ankara on February 5 between Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey Ali Tuigan.

The focus of the conversation, held at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ankara, was questions of further development and expansion of bilateral relations, in the first place in the context of the implementation of the mutual accords reached during the recent Russian-Turkish talks at the highest level, which took place in Ankara in December 2004 and in Moscow in January 2005.

The interlocutors also discussed a number of topical problems, including those in Cyprus settlement.

Lavrov expressed gratitude to the Turkish side for the organization of the Russian-American meeting in Ankara at the heads of the foreign affairs agencies level.

February 6, 2005