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MOSCOW, August 5 (Itar-Tass) - Foreign ministers of Russia and Ghana - Sergei Lavrov and Hannah Tetteh - will discuss in Moscow on August 7 trade and economic relations development and African conflicts settlement. This was reported by Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Monday.
“With Accra, we have been developing an intensive political dialogue, trade, economic, investment and military-technical cooperation, humanitarian communications, first of all in the education; and the cooperation in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy,” the Foreign Ministry said.
Moscow hopes for “development of close contacts with Ghana in the UN and at other multilateral platforms in the interests of improvement of international peace and security, regional conflicts settlement by means of political and diplomatic efforts on the basis of international law.”
The parties will pay special attention to problems in the African continent, including to settlement of the conflicts by means of political and diplomatic efforts.
“Our position is that settlement of conflicts in Africa requires attention and active support from international community, offering of conditions for sustainable development. Here, the major responsibility for regional stability should belong to the Africans,” the Russian foreign authority stressed.
Another important topic would be trade and economic relations development.
“In order to further promote the mutually advantageous Russia-Ghana partnership, negotiators in Moscow will analyze the entire complex of bilateral relations, and first of all the cooperation in trade and economic fields with emphasis on fuel and energy sectors; the parties will discuss measures to improve the regulative and legal bases of our relations, future development of contacts in sciences and in training.”
Representatives of the two countries will also discuss the formation of executive bodies for the Russia-Ghana intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific, technical cooperation, which is expected to become an effective instrument for further development of bilateral cooperation.