Foreign secretary to visit Moscow next week

March 9, 2012 12:43 pm 

MANILA, March 9 — Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario is scheduled to visit Moscow next week, meeting Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on March 13 for talks to strengthen economic, political and cultural cooperation.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the visit is a culmination of the year-long commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1976 between the Philippines and Russia.

Views will be exchanged toward a roadmap for the future direction of Philippine-Russian partnership, DFA said.

The visit comes as preparations are underway for Russia’s hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting on September 5 and 6 in Vladivostok. (PNA)

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