2018-12-07 10:40:00

Russian FM, Vatican sec call for boosting bilateral ties

Moscow, December 7, Interfax - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met Vatican Secretary for Relations with States Paul Gallagher, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on its website.

"At the meeting the interlocutors said both of them are satisfied with high level and progressive development of Russia-Vatican dialogue both at the interstate level and as part of cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church," the foreign ministry said.

The Russian foreign ministry also said that at the talks the sides "reaffirmed their desire to boost multifaceted cooperation between Russia and the Holy See."

Lavrov and Gallagher met on the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Milan.