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COPENHAGEN, December 7 (Itar-Tass) — The elections to the lower house of Russian parliament, problems in the Arctic, Denmark’s upcoming EU presidency and the situation in Syria were high on the agenda of the talks between Russian and Danish foreign ministers Sergei Lavrov and Villy Sovndal.
The talks took place on the sidelines of the meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Tuesday, the press service of the Danish Foreign Ministry said underlining that this was Sovndal’s first meeting with his Russian counterpart.
The Danish diplomat expressed satisfaction with the meeting that once again confirmed that the two countries have good relations and plan to further develop them.
Sovndal underlined the intention of Denmark and the European Union to cooperate with Russia in the implementation of its plans for economic and political modernization.
Denmark and Russia are interested in expanding economic exchanges and mutual investments, he said.
The meeting also confirmed the two countries’ involvement in the Arctic through the Arctic Council and the Arctic Five.
The foreign ministers agreed to maintain close political contacts in this and other issues.