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September 19, 2020
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FM Corlatean begins official visit to Moscow

Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister Titus Corlatean is paying a visit to Moscow during July 8-10 for official talks with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, the Romanian foreign ministry announced, quoted by Agerpres. The goal of Corlatean’s Moscow visit is to make a progress assessment, together with the Russian side, of the phase and prospects facing the dialogue and cooperation in various areas between Romania and the Russian Federation, stocktaking of the regional and international cooperation areas and discussing the possibilities for their extension, the ministry said. Minister Corlatean is also scheduled to meet with the chairmen of the Foreign Affairs Committees in the Russian Federal Assembly’s two chambers – the State Duma and the Federation Council respectively – as well as have talks with the Russian co-chairman of the Joint Inter-governmental Commission on economic and technical-scientific cooperation; the Romanian minister will also deliver an address to the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian foreign ministry. The signing of two inter-governmental judicial documents is planned during the visit, namely the Accord between the Government of Romania and the Government of the Russian Federation as regards the setting up and functioning conditions of the Moscow-based Romanian Cultural Institute and the Bucharest-based Russian Centre for Science and Culture and the Cooperation Programme on culture, education, news media, youth, sport and tourism.
The visit represents the first bilateral contact between the two countries’ foreign ministers after 2009. The last visit paid by a Romanian top diplomat to Moscow took place on February 27, 2009.

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