The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia S. V. Lavrov in Bratislava will hold meetings with President of Slovakia Andrej Kiska, Prime Minister Robert fico, Chairman of the National Council Peter Pellegrini. Also scheduled conversations with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Slovakia Miroslav laj??k. It is assumed that the main issues on the agenda will be the situation in Ukraine and relations between Russia and the European Union.
Lavrov to visit Slovakia timed to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Slovak capital by the red Army. The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation jointly with the leadership of Slovakia will participate in events at the memorial to Soviet soldiers in the Slavin.
The official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich told that the Russian and Slovak party will be discussed at the negotiations wide range of issues, including trade, economic and humanitarian components.
"Would Also discuss a range of topical issues of European, international agenda of mutual interest," Lukashevich added.
the Ministry added that the foreign Ministers of the pair of countries in the process of the meeting will consider priority international issues, on many aspects of the approaches of Russia and Slovakia are close or coincide. For example, the parties will discuss the situation in Ukraine and the role of the OSCE in the implementation of the Minsk agreements, relations between Russia and the European Union, as well as the situation in the middle East and the Balkan region, and plans for further cooperation between the countries in international organizations.
"in the spotlight upcoming Russian-Slovak contacts - the task of giving a new quality to trade and economic cooperation, the revitalization of the existing bilateral mechanisms to promote the priority of common projects in investment, infrastructure and other areas," said the Ministry.
first Minister of foreign Affairs of Slovakia, said that Bratislava is opposed to the early renewal of economic sanctions with respect to Russia, which expires in may. According to his statement, we must give a chance to the Minsk agreements.
the Russian foreign Ministry said that due to the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Victory increased attention Will be paid to the problems of counteraction to revise the results of world war II and the improvement of bilateral cooperation in the military-memorial field.
"in Russia appreciate the respect and the attention with which the inhabitants of Slovakia belong to the memory of those who died for the liberation of this state of Soviet soldiers and officers who are grateful for the careful maintenance and care of the military cemeteries and memorials" - said the Ministry.
within Slovakia registered 12 major military memorial cemeteries, 34 fraternal and 140 individual burials, where the 60659 Soviet soldiers.