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Today, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, met with the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, in the margins of the Munich Security Conference.
High Representative Mogherini and Foreign Minister Lavrov discussed a number of foreign policy issues, including the recent developments in Venezuela, the implementation of the JCPOA, the situation in Syria, in particular ahead of the third Brussels conference, and developments in the Western Balkans.
The High Representative recalled the fifth anniversary of the illegally-annexed Crimean peninsula and the EU’s clear positions on Ukraine. She also underlined the importance of Russia’s continued Membership of the Council of Europe.