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MOSCOW, April 28. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov “highly praised South Africa’s constructive position on the current Ukrainian crisis, as well as international efforts to deescalate it (the crisis) and Russian partners’ understanding of specific approaches of the country,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday after a telephone conversation between Lavrov and South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on Sunday.
The foreign ministers discussed topical issues of bilateral cooperation in different spheres in the spirit of strategic partnership between Russia and the Republic of South Africa, the Russian diplomatic agency added.