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Luxembourg foreign minister to visit Moscow February 24-25

February 20, 2014, 19:49 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Lavrov and Asselborn will analyze the situation in Ukraine

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© Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn

MOSCOW, February 20. /ITAR-TASS/. Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn will visit Moscow on February 24-25, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday.

“Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will have talks with the Luxembourg counterpart on February 25 to discuss a political dialogue and high-level contacts,” the spokesman said.

The foreign ministers of both countries “will exchange views on Russian-Luxembourg trade, economic and investment cooperation. They will discuss international issues due to Luxembourg’s presidency in the UN Security Council due to start in March. Special attention will be riveted to the Syrian conflict, including its humanitarian dimension”, the diplomat said.

Lavrov and Asselborn will discuss such issues as “the UN Security Council reform, the Middle East settlement, searches for compromises in armed conflicts on the African continent, Iran’s nuclear program, the situation in Afghanistan, as well as Russia-EU and Russia-NATO cooperation”, Lukashevich said.

“The ministers will analyze the situation in Ukraine,” the spokesman added.

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