Russia deputy foreign minister to hold talks with Fijian Foreign Minister in Suva, Fiji

The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, H. E. Mr. Igor Morgulov, is beginning a visit to Fiji today.

This visit will mark the first Senior Official Level undertaking after the finalization the Fiji/Russia Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Senior Government Officials Meeting.

Last year in New York, the draft MOU was finalized during a meeting between the Fijian Prime Minister Honorable Josaia V. Bainimarama and the Russian Foreign Minister Honorable Sergey Lavrov. The final text of the MOU is expected to be signed during this visit.

The Russian Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs is expected to meet with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Honorable Ratu Inoke Kubuabola and Minister for Immigration, National Security and Defence, Honorable Timoci Natuva.

The meetings will focus on discussions on the current bilateral issues and prospective areas for new cooperation. They will also discuss regional developments and how Fiji and Russia can strengthen cooperation in the international arena.