LISBON, November 24 /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called the agreement with Portugal on consultations on cyber security "a model for the countries that are moving away from professional discussions of this issue."
Earlier on Saturday in Lisbon, Lavrov and Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva signed a memorandum of understanding between the foreign ministries, which in particular provides for political consultations.
"The memorandum signed today includes an agreement to hold regular consultations on the tasks of fighting terrorism. The same memorandum contains an agreement on regular consultations on specific issued of cybersecurity," the Russian Foreign Minister said.
"We strongly welcome this approach of our Portuguese friends, because in order to understand what is happening now in cyberspace, we need regular professional contacts. I think this is a model for other countries that express concerns about the situation in the cyberspace, but avoid discussing these concerns at the professional, not at the microphone level," Lavrov said.