Press Bulletin of the Embassy of the Russian Federation/

 

22-09-2004


PRESS RELEASE
Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov Meets with Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmad Aboul Geit

A meeting took place between Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and Ahmad Aboul Geit, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, on September 21 in New York on the fringes of the 59th session of the UN General Assembly.

During the talk, the sides considered in detail pressing regional problems, primarily the situation in Iraq and ways to normalize it, as well as the prospects for cooperation between the Group of Eight and the League of Arab States.

In discussing issues in the struggle against international terrorism, the sides reaffirmed their mutual desire to strengthen Russian-Egyptian cooperation in this field.

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