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Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Saltanov Meets with Botswanan National Assembly Speaker Patrick Balopi


On October 12, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexander Saltanov received a delegation of the National Assembly of the Republic of Botswana led by its Speaker Patrick Balopi, in Moscow at the invitation of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

During the conversation, the sides examined the state of, and prospects for Russian-Botswanan relations and affirmed their mutual desire to deepen mutually beneficial ties in various fields.

In discussing international problems, particular emphasis was placed on the issues of counteraction against new challenges and threats, of the economic and social development of Africa and of the soonest resolving of conflict situations on the continent.

October 12, 2005

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