Lavrov to visit Italy, Portugal next week - Russian Foreign Ministry
MOSCOW. Nov 15 (Interfax) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will pay a working visit to Italy on November 22-23, during which he will meet with his Italian counterpart, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.
"Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will pay a working visit to Italy on November 22-23. He will negotiate with that country's minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation. A brief meeting with the president of the Italian Council of Ministers is also planned," Zakharova said.
The Russian and Italian foreign ministers are expected to exchange opinions on a broad range of bilateral issues, she said.
"They are expected to pay a lot of attention to international problems, including European security, the settlement of regional crises in Syria and Libya, the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, and the situation surrounding the Iranian nuclear program. They also intend to address some issues on the OSCE agenda," she said.
Lavrov will also visit Lisbon at Portugal's invitation on November 24, Zakharova said.