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Russia, Swiss top diplomats to discuss situations in Syria, Ukraine, antiterror efforts

April 11, 2016, 1:56 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Burkhalter is in Moscow on a working visit on an invitation from Lavrov

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MOSCOW, April 11. /TASS/. The foreign ministers of Russia and Switzerland, Sergey Lavrov and Didier Burkhalter will on Monday hold talks in Moscow to discuss bilateral relations, the situations in Syria and Ukraine as well as international antiterrorism efforts, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.

Burkhalter is in Moscow on a working visit on an invitation from Lavrov.

The ministry said that during the talks, the top diplomats "will substantially discuss a wide range of bilateral relations’ issues, review the past and future meetings within the framework of Russian-Swiss political dialogue, inter-parliamentary contacts, in the format of regular consultations between foreign ministries."

Lavrov and Burkhalter will also consider a set of issues connected with Switzerland’s implementation of the mandate to represent Russia’s interests in Georgia and vice versa.

The ministry said the two foreign ministers will also exchange opinions on urgent international problems, including the situation in Syria and Ukraine, as well as counteraction to international terrorism.

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