Russia: 'When in Russia, do as Russians do' — Lavrov shares a laugh with Iranian FM

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergei Lavrov and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, shared a laugh together as they met for bilateral talks in Sochi, Wednesday. Lavrov welcomed his Iranian counterpart joking, 'When in Russia, do as Russians do'. Ministers discussed Russia-Iran cooperation in the energy field with Lavrov placing emphasis on nuclear energy. «The first unit of... Еще the station in Bushehr already supplies electricity at full capacity. Negotiations are underway about preparations for construction of the second unit,» he said. The Russian diplomat added that projects on railway electrification and thermal power plants construction in Iran were also among the items on the meeting's agenda. Lavrov mentioned the situation in Syria stating that the sides confirmed agreements reached during Astana peace talks. He also pointed out that another de-escalation zone is to be established in Idlib area, northwest of Syria. On his end, Zarif that talks with his Russian counterpart on Syria entailed «good coordination» and that upcoming meetings will pave the way in achieving peace and providing humanitarian aid.
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