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Russia: Strategic partnership with South Africa 'reaches new level' - Lavrov01:06

Russia: Strategic partnership with South Africa 'reaches new level' - Lavrov

Russian Federation, Moscow
September 28, 2016 at 18:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with South African Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise in Moscow, Wednesday, to discuss strengthening of relations between the two countries.

At the meeting, Lavrov noted that the strategic partnership between the two countries "reaches a new level not only in regards to the deepening of bilateral ties in trade, humanitarian and other spheres but also in regards to our cooperation in the international arena."

He also stressed the importance of Russia-South Africa "cooperation in issues related to the development of ties between the Russia Federation and African countries," noting "South Africa's contribution in settling different conflicts on the African continent."

Modise echoed Lavrov's sentiments, saying that South Africa is "very proud to be associated with the people of Russia."

Russia: Strategic partnership with South Africa 'reaches new level' - Lavrov01:06
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with South African Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise in Moscow, Wednesday, to discuss strengthening of relations between the two countries.

At the meeting, Lavrov noted that the strategic partnership between the two countries "reaches a new level not only in regards to the deepening of bilateral ties in trade, humanitarian and other spheres but also in regards to our cooperation in the international arena."

He also stressed the importance of Russia-South Africa "cooperation in issues related to the development of ties between the Russia Federation and African countries," noting "South Africa's contribution in settling different conflicts on the African continent."

Modise echoed Lavrov's sentiments, saying that South Africa is "very proud to be associated with the people of Russia."

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