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MOSCOW, March 22. /TASS/. Russia’s Foreign Minster Sergey Lavrov has been receiving congratulations from dozens of his counterparts around the world as the Russian top diplomat turned 65 on Saturday.
No official events had been scheduled for that day and where the minister would celebrate his birthday remained a secret.
At the beginning of the next week Lavrov is to pay working visits to Latin American countries.
It is a riddle how he can cope with a very intense timetable but the minister says that "It is interesting and exciting as you fly to work and not just travel."
"It is convenient to get prepared for the talks aboard the plane since in any case it needs time," Lavrov said in an interview with the Vesti on Saturday with Sergey Brilev programme on Rossiya-1 television. "It is necessary to communicate with the partners and the transportation is more and more advanced. So I believe the health will not be harmed."
Earlier, Lavrov told TASS that "tranquillity has long been absent in foreign politics," but one should not despair but continue his meticulous work without getting to a boiling point.
"Newcomers are allowed to lose head when finding themselves in a deadlock and giving up but thanks God, I have seen a lot during the years of diplomatic service," the minister said. "Patience each should have is the most praised thing in our job. I am hard to wear my patience thin but I advise not to check it.".