Russian foreign policy
Russian policy in Africa
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     19.04.2004

PRESS RELEASE
Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yuri Fedotov Meets with Ayanda Ntsaluba,
Director General of the South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Yuri Fedotov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, on September 19 received Ayanda Ntsaluba, Director General of the South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Moscow on a brief visit.

The sides noted with satisfaction the high level of political cooperation between Russia and the Republic of South Africa, including in the UN and at other international forums, and the similarity of their approaches to the questions of strategic stability, the situation in Iraq and the Middle East and most of other world issues, and spoke for intensifying the international efforts to resolve the crisis situations in Africa and to provide conditions for the sustainable development of the states of that continent.

Fedotov and Ntsaluba underscored the importance of coordinated actions to realize the available potential for bilateral cooperation and to expand ties in the commercial, economic, cultural, scientific and other fields.

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