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     06-12-2004

Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Saltanov Meets with Nigerian Ambassador to Moscow Dan Suleiman

On December 6 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexander Saltanov received Dan Suleiman, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Moscow.

During the conversation, a number of questions pertaining to Russian-Nigerian relations were discussed.

The Nigerian ambassador's attention was also drawn again to the protracted trial in that country of Russian seamen and the conditions of their detention. It was stressed that, despite the repeated appeals from the Russian side, including those at a high level, the situation remains without any changes for the better. On the contrary, the atmosphere around the trial, and the conditions in which our detained citizens now are, cause serious concern.

Igor Melikhov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Nigeria, was present at the conversation.

December 6, 2004

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