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MOSCOW, May 22. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold talks with his Argentine counterpart Hector Timerman in Moscow on May 28, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday.
“It is planned to discuss key issues of further development of the political dialogue, as well as cooperation in the bilateral format and on the international arena,” he said. “After the talks, the two ministers are expected to sign a joint statement.”
“We are interested in further development of our cooperation with Argentina, which is one of the key partners in Latin America. We highly appreciate Argentina’s role in global affairs, its resolute position in favor of strict obedience by the principles of international law,” Lukashevich noted. “We have similar views on the most pressing problems of the world politics, which creates a favorable atmosphere and favurable environment for the constructive cooperation on the international arena, including within the United Nations Security Council (Argentina is currently a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council), in such formats as the Group of Twenty and within regional integration associations, such as the Southern Common Marker, or Mercosur, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or CELAC, and the Union of South American Nations, or UNASUR.”
The trade turnover between Russia and Argentina in 2013 reached about $1.5 billion. “Efficient use of our weighty potential of expanding trade and economic cooperation, implementing mutually beneficial projects in the energy and other sector is in the interests of both countries,” the Russian diplomat noted.