MOSCOW, September 6 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko met with Karel van Oosterom, Director-General for Political Affairs of Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Tuesday to discuss Russia-EU relations and cooperation at the Russia-NATO Council and the OSCE, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
The meeting was held within bilateral political consultations.
“The sides discussed the most pressing issues of world politics and a broad range of bilateral affairs, including preparations for the cross years of Russia and the Netherlands in 2013,” the ministry said. “They noted successful trade, economic relations and investments: the Netherlands is listed amongst key trade partners of Russia.”
“As for international affairs, the sides singled out the development of the new European security architecture, Russia-EU relations and cooperation at the Russia-NATO Council and the OSCE. They also touched upon the situation in North Africa and the Middle East settlement,” the ministry said.