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MOSCOW, October 25 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet here on Thursday with his Swiss counterpart Didier Burkhalter to discuss such problems as the situation in Syria and the euro-zone, and Switzerland’s presidency in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2014.
According to political observers, the Syrian crisis still dominates the international agenda, especially now that the situation in that country is in the focus of the United Nations Security Council.
In view of preparations for Switzerland’s presidency in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the two foreign ministers are expected to discuss key aspects of the activities of that organization, and the agenda of the Dublin meeting of the Council of OSCE Foreign Ministers due in December. The side will also touch upon the problem of “protracted conflicts” within the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Iranian nuclear dossier.
Along with international issues, Lavrov and Burkhalter will discuss the schedule of future political contacts, including within the framework of the financial dialogue, and Russian-Swiss economic relations.