New Zealand Embassy, Moscow, Russian Federation

Minister of Foreign Affairs visit to Moscow: 16-17 December

The New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Murray McCully visited the Russian Federation 16-17 December 2009 at the invitation of the Russian Foreign Minister, Mr Sergey Lavrov.

During his visit, Mr McCully had in-depth bilateral discussions with Mr Lavrov. The discussions, which lasted nearly three hours, were conducted in an atmosphere of mutual understanding and friendship, characteristic of the Russia-New Zealand relationship, and covered a wide range of bilateral and international issues. The joint press statement issued by the Ministers after the talks is available here.

Mr McCully also met separately with Mr Mikhail Margelov, Chairman of the International Affairs Committee in the Russian Federation Council. The Ambassador hosted a dinner in the Minister’s honour at the New Zealand Residence which was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Saltanov, and Vyacheslav Kopiev, Chairman of the Russian Rugby Union, as well as other prominent figures from government, business and academic circles. Minister McCully also gave an interview to the Russian news channel, Vesti.

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