Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a working visit to the Republic of Cyprus 18-20 of May and will take part in the final events of the Presidency in Nicosia, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers. BelTA learned from the Foreign Ministry.
"Program of the visit of Lavrov in Nicosia in bilateral contacts includes a meeting with the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and talks with Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides", - informed the Ministry.
"During the talks with the Cypriot leadership will discuss wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues, - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs -. Particular attention will be paid to the course of the intercommunal talks within the framework of the Cyprus settlement, an exchange of views on prospects for cooperation between Russia and the European Union It is also necessary. to discuss the situation in Syria and the Middle East region as a whole, in the Ukraine. "
Smolensk Square was reminded that both countries are in favor of "an early return to a constructive dialogue between Russia and the EU, the strengthening of the UN's central role in international affairs as a universal institution for maintaining peace and security, for the collective response of the entire world community against such threats of our time, such as international terrorism, transnational organized crime and drug trafficking. "