MUNICH, February 15. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will discuss issues related to maintaining stability and countering threats in the Middle East, Eurasia and other parts of the world with his counterparts and representatives of international organizations during the 55th Munich Security Conference.
Russia’s top diplomat is expected to address the participants in the event during the high-level plenary meeting on February 16. Lavrov who leads the Russian delegation will focus on Moscow's approach towards international security and global stability issues and cooperation in the region "from Greater Europe to Greater Eurasia," the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.
According to Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Lavrov could meet, in particular, with his German counterpart Heiko Maas, top Belgian diplomat Didier Reynders and Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
The issue of Moscow’s and Tokyo’s efforts aimed at signing a peace treaty will be discussed during Lavrov’s planned meeting with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono.
Lavrov is also expected to meet with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salome and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov earlier said that contacts between the Russian delegation and US counterparts were not planned, as Washington is shying away from dialogue. However, he did not rule out "spontaneous" talks with US representatives during the forum.