MOSCOW, December 05, 17:09 /ITAR-TASS/. Foreign Ministers of Russia and Switzerland, Sergei Lavrov and Didier Burkhalter, have agreed to hold regular consultations on European issues, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Thursday.
An agreement to this effect was reached on the sidelines of the 20th session of the Council of OSCE Foreign Ministers currently underway in Kiev, the report says.
“The parties discussed bilateral and international issues with the focus to Switzerland’s upcoming presidency in the OSCE in 2014. The foreign ministers of both countries agreed to hold regular consultations on European issues,” the report says.
Lavrov met chairman of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Ranko Krivokapic. “I hope that we’ll continue a friendly dialogue with the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly,” the Russian minister said.
“The parties exchanged views on the OSCE parliamentary activity, including election monitoring and the involvement to the Helsinki+40 process,” the report says.