MOSCOW, 29 June (BelTA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet with the country's top-ranking officials and will speak to professors and students of Belarusian State University as he visits Minsk on 29 June – 1 July, official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova told a briefing for the press in Moscow on 29 June, BelTA has learned.
"From 29 June to 1 July, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will be in Minsk on a working visit," Maria Zakharova said. She recalled that the visit is timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belarus and Russia.
"Sergey Lavrov is set to meet with the Belarusian president and to hold negotiations with the Belarusian counterpart to discuss bilateral foreign policy cooperation, Union State building, and pressing international issues," Maria Zakharova informed.
"Sergey Lavrov will speak to students and teachers of the Belarusian State University and lay wreaths at the Minsk - Hero City monument," Maria Zakharova added.
In addition, Sergey Lavrov will preside over a visiting meeting of the commission on international cooperation and support for compatriots abroad of the General Council of the United Russia party in Minsk.