Lavrov: Moscow ready to work with the new President of Austria



Moscow is ready to cooperate with the new Austrian President Alexander van der Bellena. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, opening negotiations with the Austrian foreign Minister, OSCE Chairman Sebastian Kurtz.

“Our relations are marked by mutual respect and have friendly, constructive, – said Lavrov. And this was confirmed during the visit last year to Russia’s President Heinz Fischer. We are interested that relations have maintained the continuity, is ready to develop relations with President Alexander van der Bellena”.

The program of chairmanship in the OSCE

Moscow considers the pragmatic programme of the Austrian presidency in the OSCE is ready to facilitate its implementation, said the Russian foreign Minister.

“Today I want detail listen to the Austrian colleagues, who are the heads of the OSCE this year, – said Lavrov. – We have studied the presidency programme, we consider it pragmatic, willing to contribute to its successful implementation.”