Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and Senegalese foreign minister Mankeur Ndiaye during talks in Moscow expressed a common view in favour of establishing a broad counter-terrorist front with the central coordinating role of the UN on the basis of international law and free from any double standards.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held talks with Mankeur Ndiaye, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad of the Republic of Senegal.
The ministers underscored the countries’ commitment to further cooperation within the UN and on other multilateral platforms was confirmed.
The ministers discussed on key issues on the international and regional agendas, with an emphasis on unblocking the crisis situations in Africa, in particular in the Sahara-Sahel region, the Central African Republic, Mali, Libya, South Sudan, Guinea-Bissau and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mr. Lavrov also gave a detailed account of Russia’s efforts aimed at a prompt political settlement of the Syrian crisis.
The ministers also had a substantial conversation on key issues on the international and regional agendas, with an emphasis on unblocking the crisis situations in Africa
During a discussion of practical issues of Russia-Senegal cooperation, Moscow and Dakar affirmed commitment to expanding political, trade and economic, investment and humanitarian relations.
The two ministers noted the significant potential for stepping up their partnership by implementing promising joint projects in geological prospecting and exploration of mineral resources, shipbuilding, energy, fishing, and infrastructure, as well as by stepping up direct business-to-business contacts, including through chambers of commerce and business associations of Russia and Senegal.
An agreement was reached by both ministers on exchanging experience in working with compatriots living abroad.