Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Acting Spanish Foreign Minister, Joseph Borrell met in Japan on Saturday (23 November) on the margins of the G20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Japan. Borrell is expected to take over as European Union High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy when the new Commission is installed on 1 December.
The Russian Foreign Ministry tweeted that EU-Russia relations were discussed, as well as the international situation and bilateral issues.
photo: Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Spanish Foreign Minister Borrell at their meeting in Japan on 23 November 2019 (picture courtesy of the press service of the Russian MFA)
The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met in Paris in talks mediated by President Macron of France and Chancellor Merkel of Germany
Behind the scenes, in the corners of the chancellories of Europe, and in cosy meeting rooms of think tanks in Brussels, London, Moscow, Berlin and elsewhere, diplomats and analysts are with their thinking hats on trying to grapple with the challenge of how to bring about the next chapter of European security