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Sergei Lavrov and Jeppe Kofod discuss further cooperation in the Arctic

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On October 9, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held talks with his Danish counterpart, Jeppe Kofod. They discussed the outlook of bilateral relations, cooperation in the Arctic, and urgent international and regional issues.

Initially, the visit of the Danish foreign Minister to the Russian capital was supposed to take place in early 2020, but the trip was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Russian foreign Ministry's comments released yesterday, Moscow sees the Danish Minister's visit as Copenhagen's readiness for a Frank discussion of the current state of Affairs and its intention to normalize the bilateral dialogue.

In his opening remarks, Mr. Lavrov emphasized that this meeting was a good opportunity to continue the dialogue started on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September 2019. “I know that you have thoroughly prepared for today’s talks and announced them in the press more than once. We are also interested in discussing the reasons for the current difficulties in Russian-Danish relations and the prospects of developing them in the interests of our nations,” said the Russian foreign minister.

Source: https://arctic.ru/international/20201009/983356.html

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