MOSCOW, 22 June (BelTA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will travel to Minsk on 30 June, official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said at a briefing for the press in Moscow on 22 June, BelTA has learned.
Maria Zakharova noted that the visit of the Russian foreign minister is timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belarus and Russia. “The upcoming talks with the minister of foreign affairs of Belarus will focus on the cooperation in foreign policy, Union State building, and pressing international problems ," she said. “The ministers will take part in solemn events on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations: they will open the anniversary exhibition, sign a joint statement and dedicate an envelope specially issued for this date." the ministers will also attend a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War.
"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. During the visit, the Russian foreign minister will also address students and professors of Belarusian State University," Maria Zakharova added.