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Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Yakovenko Meets with Mauritanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Ould Sid Ahmed

1896-19-09-2005

On September 18, a meeting between Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Yakovenko and Mauritanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Ould Sid Ahmed took place in New York on the sidelines of the 60th session of the UN General Assembly.

The Mauritanian minister briefed in detail on the situation in his country.

The Russian side expressed hope for a successful and timely completion of the transitional period in Mauritania, which must end with presidential elections in two years' time.

As far as bilateral relations are concerned, Moscow is satisfied with weighty shifts in such a key area of cooperation as sea fishing. We proceed from the need to intensify our collaborative effort in other fields as well.

September 19, 2005

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