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Russia and Yemen forge ahead in bilateral relations


Moscow, 28 February 2024 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov held talks with the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Yemen Ahmad Awad bin Mubarak and in the opening remarks delivered on February 27, he discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov welcomed the Yemeni Prime Minister in Moscow. He congratulated Ahmad Awad bin Mubarak on his appointment as Prime Minister. “I am very pleased to congratulate you personally on your appointment as Prime Minister,” he said.

Insights from intensive talks on bilateral relations

Sergey Lavrov acknowledged the long-standing diplomatic ties between the two countries which marked its 95th anniversary in November 2023. “We have long-standing ties of friendship, cooperation, and mutual understanding,” he said. 

While discussing the issues the contemporary world is experiencing, he expressed optimism about the enduring Russia and Yemen relations. “Russia-Yemen relations have not stopped for a single day,” he added.

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In addition, Russia’s Foreign Minister acknowledged the challenges of Yemen and offered full Russian support for tackling them. He stressed Russia’s commitment to assist Yemen in overcoming challenges and advancing bilateral relations in regional and international affairs.

He praised the kind feelings of friendship between the peoples of Russia and Yemen that have always remained the same.

“We know that people in Yemen remember the great socioeconomic, technical, and humanitarian support rendered by our country in the formation and development of the state of Yemen,” he added.

Finally, Sergey Lavrov acknowledged the intensive and practical talks with the Government of the Russian Federation on trade and the economic aspects of bilateral relations.

He expressed confidence that the visit would provide an occasion to identify and plan specific areas of collaboration and cooperation in foreign policy.

I am confident that your visit will allow us to map out specific areas to further deepen our partnership and interaction for the benefit of our countries and peoples,” he concluded.

Natasha Matloob
Natasha Matloob
The writer is pursuing a bachelor's degree in International Relations from National Defense University, Islamabad.

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