Text of report in English by Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website on 30 October
Transcript of Remarks by Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov at the Ulyanovsk Oblast Presentation, Moscow, October 28, 2009 1625-29-10-2009
Dear Sergey Ivanovich, Esteemed Colleagues, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen.
I am pleased once again to welcome to this place the representatives of this Russian region, the representatives of federal authorities, of the State Duma, the Federation Council, the diplomatic corps and members of the media. It has become a good tradition to hold presentations of Russian regions in this building. This tradition, which has already proved its usefulness, really helps to strengthen the external ties of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. We are flattered that the Foreign Ministry offers its premises for such events, contributing to this endeavour. Moreover, …