Russia-EU Political Directors’ Meeting

Submitted on Tue, 04/19/2011 - 22:00

Within the framework of the Russia-EU political dialogue Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Grushko met Deputy Executive Secretary General for political affairs of the European External Action Service Helga Schmid on 19 April in Brussels.

The parties discussed Russia-EU relations, including prospects of a visa-free regime, cooperation in crisis management, development of the “Partnership for Modernization” and optimization of the Russia-EU political dialogue.

The meeting also saw an exchange of views on topical issues of the international agenda: situation in the Middle East, Kosovo, Transnistria and Nagorno-Karabakh settlement as well as the current state of play concerning the Iranian nuclear programme.