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)
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