Sergei Lavrov http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29580/all en Lavrov wants 'regular contact' with Syrian opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/lavrov-wants-regular-contact-syrian-opposition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday he wants to keep in regular contact with Syria's opposition after holding his first direct talks with the coalition's leader, Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib, Russian news agencies reported.</p> <p>"I reminded Khatib that after the creation of the coalition and the appointment of their leader, we immediately demonstrated our interest in maintaining regular contact," Lavrov said after the meeting on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.</p> <p>"We will make that happen," he added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/lavrov-wants-regular-contact-syrian-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Religion Sergei Lavrov Sergey Lavrov Syrian uprising AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 20:15:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744192 at http://www.globalpost.com Lavrov to meet Kerry in Berlin next week: Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/lavrov-meet-kerry-berlin-next-week-russia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold his first meeting with new US Secretary of State John Kerry in Berlin next week, the Russian foreign ministry said Thursday.</p> <p>Lavrov and Kerry will meet on February 26 to "discuss a wide range of questions on the agenda in bilateral relations and international problems," it said in a statement, without giving further details.</p> <p>sjw/txw</p> Government of Russia John Kerry Lavrov Sergei Lavrov Sergey Lavrov AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:45:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762194 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia's Lavrov defends controversial anti-gay bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/russias-lavrov-defends-controversial-anti-gay-bill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov defended Tuesday a controversial bill banning homosexual propaganda, saying gays could "do their thing" without facing prosecution like during the Soviet era.</p> <p>"We don't discriminate (against homosexuals), but we don't want discrimination to happen in the opposite direction, when one group of people gets the right to aggressively promote their values, which are different from those of the majority, and to impose them on children."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/russias-lavrov-defends-controversial-anti-gay-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Russia Lavrov Sergei Lavrov Social Issues Surnames AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:17:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766872 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Lavrov urges Syrian opposition to talk to regime http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/urgent-lavrov-urges-syrian-opposition-talk-regime <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Syrian opposition should enter into talks with the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and put together a negotiating team, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday after talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/urgent-lavrov-urges-syrian-opposition-talk-regime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Sergei Lavrov AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:46:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767599 at http://www.globalpost.com Lavrov urges Syrian opposition to talk to regime http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/lavrov-urges-syrian-opposition-talk-regime <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Syrian opposition should enter into talks with the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and put together a negotiating team, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday after talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/lavrov-urges-syrian-opposition-talk-regime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Politics of Syria Sergei Lavrov Syrian uprising AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:17:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767640 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia won't pressure Assad to quit: Lavrov http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/russia-wont-pressure-assad-quit-lavrov Lavrov says Russia isn't in 'regime change game' and it's up to Syrians to decide who's in power.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/russia-wont-pressure-assad-quit-lavrov" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Disaster Fertile Crescent Middle East Politics of Syria Sergei Lavrov Social Issues Syria Russia AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:31:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse and GlobalPost 5777054 at http://www.globalpost.com Top Syria opposition official meets Russia's Lavrov http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/top-syria-opposition-official-meets-russias-lavrov <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A top Syrian opposition official met Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday in a bid to reverse Moscow's refusal to back calls on President Bashar al-Assad to step down.</p> <p>Haytham Manna of the National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change -- Syria's second-largest anti-Assad group -- said he thought the road to peace in Syria ran through Moscow.</p> <p>"We have always said that a peaceful political solution goes through Moscow," Manna told Lavrov in opening remarks of their meeting at the Russian foreign ministry.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/top-syria-opposition-official-meets-russias-lavrov" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Sergei Lavrov Syria Syrian uprising AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:15:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779445 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Arming Syria rebels breaches international law: Lavrov http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/urgent-arming-syria-rebels-breaches-international-law-lavrov <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned on Wednesday that any move to arm Syrian opposition forces would contravene international laws.</p> <p>Asked how he would react to any move by Western powers to give the rebels military aid, Lavrov told a press conference in London: "Arming the opposition is in breach of international law."</p> <p>dk/ar/jmm</p> Sergei Lavrov Sergey Lavrov AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:45:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783715 at http://www.globalpost.com Korea, Middle East on agenda for Lavrov-Kerry talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/korea-middle-east-agenda-lavrov-kerry-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/korea-middle-east-agenda-lavrov-kerry-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign relations of Russia Government of Russia International relations Sergei Lavrov Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:46:35 +0000 Asianet 5812227 at http://www.globalpost.com Lavrov says Friends of Syria 'negative' for dialogue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/lavrov-says-friends-syria-negative-dialogue-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday said the Friends of Syria grouping of Western and Arab countries opposed to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad undermined dialogue. </p> <p>"Right now we see this process is making a negative contribution to the (Geneva) decisions," Lavrov told reporters in Istanbul in remarks translated to Turkish from Russian, referring to a 2012 accord among world powers in Geneva aimed at solving the Syria conflict through talks involving all parties. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/lavrov-says-friends-syria-negative-dialogue-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Middle East Sergei Lavrov AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:01:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818228 at http://www.globalpost.com Lavrov says Friends of Syria 'negative' for dialogue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/lavrov-says-friends-syria-negative-dialogue-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday said the Friends of Syria grouping of Western and Arab countries opposed to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad undermined dialogue. </p> <p>"Right now we see this process is making a negative contribution to the (Geneva) decisions," Lavrov told reporters in Istanbul, in remarks translated to Turkish from Russian, referring to a 2012 accord among world powers in Geneva aimed at solving the Syria conflict through talks involving all parties. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/lavrov-says-friends-syria-negative-dialogue-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Middle East Sergei Lavrov AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:31:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818255 at http://www.globalpost.com Sergei Lavrov: the inscrutable face of Russian diplomacy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130912/sergei-lavrov-the-inscrutable-face-russian-diplomacy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who this week became the focus of global efforts to solve the Syrian conflict, is a tough diplomat admired even by the Kremlin's foes and a sometimes inscrutable enforcer of Vladimir Putin's foreign policy.</p> <p>Lavrov has steered Russian diplomacy for nearly a decade at the helm of the foreign ministry and embodies Russia's often defiant position and geopolitical muscle it exercises in the UN Security Council.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130912/sergei-lavrov-the-inscrutable-face-russian-diplomacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Russia Human Interest Politics of Russia Sergei Lavrov Sergey Lavrov Social Issues AFP Thu, 12 Sep 2013 05:17:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5931712 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry-Lavrov rapport smoothed path to Syria deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130915/kerry-lavrov-rapport-smoothed-path-syria-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Warren Strobel</p> <p>GENEVA (Reuters) - The deal between the United States and Russia on Syrian chemical weapons was due in no small part to the labors of foreign policy veterans with contrasting styles: Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.</p> <p>While their bosses, presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, get on poorly and can stoop to point scoring, the two ministers have what diplomats like to call "a good working relationship."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130915/kerry-lavrov-rapport-smoothed-path-syria-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Government of Russia Health John Kerry Politics Politics of Russia Sergei Lavrov Sergey Lavrov War Thomson Reuters Sun, 15 Sep 2013 07:47:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5934473 at http://www.globalpost.com Lavrov slams EU 'hysterics' over Ukraine snub http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131205/lavrov-slams-eu-hysterics-over-ukraine-snub <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday denounced European "hysterics" over Ukraine's rejection of a historic EU deal that would have pulled it out of Moscow's orbit for the first time.</p> <p>"This situation is linked to the hysterics that certain Europeans went into over the fact that Ukraine, using its sovereign right, decided at this stage not to sign certain agreements that Ukrainian experts and authorities found disadvantageous," the Interfax news agency quoted Lavrov as saying in Kiev.</p> <p>bur-zak/sjw/lc</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Europe Sergei Lavrov AFP Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:47:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6010179 at http://www.globalpost.com West has 'lost sense of reality' over Ukraine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131214/west-has-lost-sense-reality-over-ukraine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday said that Western countries appear to have lost "their sense of reality" over the pro-EU protests in Ukraine, which he called the work of provocateurs.</p> <p>He said the "frenzied" reaction to Ukraine's scrapping of the Association Agreement with the European Union last month was a disproportionate response to a "perfectly normal" decision.</p> <p>"What did the government of (President Viktor) Yanukovych do? Did it quit the non-proliferation treaty? Did it announce that it is creating a nuclear bomb? Or maybe it executed somebody?"</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131214/west-has-lost-sense-reality-over-ukraine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Government of Ukraine Politics of Ukraine Sergei Lavrov War AFP Sat, 14 Dec 2013 16:31:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6020340 at http://www.globalpost.com