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Mr Minister,Ladies and gentlemen, We have held very useful talks. Cyprus is our reliable and time-tested partner in Europe. Our ties are based on sincere feelings of friendship and the sympathies of our peoples, on their spiritual and cultural affinity.We examined the state of our bilateral affairs. We are satisfied with our intensive and result-oriented political dialogue. We noted that after a major setback in bilateral trade for well-known reasons, there has been a trend toward growth in trade in recent months. We discussed contacts between our foreign ministries, our joint work at international organizations. We considered the educational and humanitarian exchanges that are extremely robust and attract large numbers of Russian and Cypriot participants.
Today I had a bilateral meeting with State Secretary Rex Tillerson at the US State Department, and then we both had a meeting with President Trump.
We focused on our interaction in the international arena. It was confirmed that, despite all the known difficulties, our countries can and should join efforts to address key issues of the international agenda.
Good evening,
This has been a long day. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and I held talks, followed by a lengthy meeting with President of Russia Vladimir Putin, which lasted for more than two hours.
The talks were detailed and frank, covering the whole range of issues that are key to our bilateral relations and interaction on international matters.
It was stated that the current stage in our bilateral relations and in the international situation is quite unstable. There are many issues, including those left by Barack Obama’s administration as delayed action mines. We are realists and understand that serious efforts are needed to overcome these barriers. We are clearly committed to undertaking these efforts, while expecting our US colleagues to do the same. Today, President of Russia Vladimir Putin once again reaffirmed our unwavering commitment to moving in this direction.
We have held very good and meaningful talks with Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldaev. We had a frank exchange of opinions, as befits friends, strategic partners and allies.
We pointed out that our relations are based on the feeling of friendship, sympathy between our people, shared interests and the fundamental principles of equality and mutual respect and advantage. 
Question: I’d like to start by asking you about your forthcoming meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, we’ve read in the press that the two of you may be meeting soon.
Sergey Lavrov: So they say.
Question: Could you perhaps tell us about your expectations and goals in dealing with Secretary Tillerson?
Good afternoon,The talks with my colleague, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Armenia Edward Nalbandian, were constructive, substantive and detailed.
We discussed almost the entire range of bilateral issues. We reviewed the implementation of the agreements on coordinating our efforts at international organisations.

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot Wallström and I have had a positive conversation. Of course, the relations between our two countries are not at their best, and the reasons are well known, so I will not repeat them. However, today we reaffirmed our shared belief that differences on a number of foreign policy matters should not stand in the way of progress in building mutually beneficial trade, economic and cultural relations, and promoting people-to-people contacts.

We noted that Swedish companies continue to operate in the Russian Federation and have increased investment in the Russian economy. Some 400 Swedish companies are present in Russia. In order to keep up this momentum in the business community, we agreed on the importance of reviving the Intergovernmental Supervisory Committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation that has not met over the past three years.

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, happy New Year and best wishes on all holidays.
The past leap year was not easy. In addition to the troubles that usually befall leap years, some man-made events also took place which were not conducive to strengthening international security.
Russia’s vision of its goals in the international arena is described in detail in the country’s new Foreign Policy Concept that was approved in November by President Vladimir Putin. I am sure that all those who are interested in this sphere of our country’s activity have familiarised themselves with it. International issues were very prominent at President Putin’s news conference (December 23, 2016), as well as in a number of his other statements. I will therefore not lay out our vision of the year’s results. We’ll do better to leave more time for questions and answers.
Mr Minister,
Ladies and gentlemen,
First of all, I would like to thank the leadership of the University of Piraeus for conferring an honorary doctorate upon me. A great deal has been said about me and I have learned a great many new things about myself. Thank you anyway. Your university is known in Russia as one of Greece’s leading centres of higher education that trains first-rate specialists. It is all the more flattering for me that your institution has expanded the ranks of its professors emeritus with your humble servant.
Question: My first question is about Yevgeny Primakov’s decision to turn the plane around in mid-flight [over the Atlantic]. I must admit that I don’t completely agree with the way we highlight this decision as the focal point and possibly even a symbolic element in his career. What was the meaning behind this turn-around? What did it change?