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Kasoulides to meet Lavrov in Russia on November 1

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides will visit Russia  on November 1 for a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

According to CNA sources, issues to be discussed include bilateral affairs and other matters concerning Cyprus.

On the agenda is also the representation of the Russian Federation at the Council of Europe – following the issue of EU sanctions against Russia – and in the light of Cyprus` presidency of the Council of Europe, which begins in November.

Cyprus will assume the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, from November 22 until May 19, 2017, for the fifth time. During the six-month period, many conferences and other high level political and technocratic events will take place in Nicosia and Strasbourg, with more than 1,500 officials of the 47 member states attending, along with the Secretariat of the Council of Europe.

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