WATCH as Lavrov jokes Europe’s coldsnap is Russia’s fault

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WINDHOEK, Namibia – Russian Foreign Minister of Affairs Sergei Lavrov held bilateral talks with the Namibian Foreign Minister of Affairs Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah in Windhoek on Monday.

During the meeting, Lavrov joked that “many other topical issues on the international agenda are also subject to attempts to pressure Russia. I even heard that the last wave of cold air in Europe also refers to the actions of Russia.”

Away from the joke Russia and Namibia have agreed to improve the legislative groundwork for bilateral cooperation and they hope for an earliest possible signing of a range of accords, according to TASS.

“We voiced out joint support to the efforts of business people, the two countries’ business communities to establish more active direct contacts and to coordinate joint projects in Namibia,” he said. “We also agreed to update the legislative and regulatory acts.”

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“We’re working on a whole range of very useful agreements and intergovernmental memorandums and we’ll do our best to round up their finalization at an earlier possible date,” Lavrov said.

He then went onto explain how Russia and Namibia took similar approaches to dealing with international crises.

“This applies to the Syrian crisis, the problem of Western Sahara and, quite naturally, the Palestinian-Israeli relations,” Lavrov said. “The international community has passed decisions in the form of UN Security Council’s resolutions on all these and many other conflicts, including the ones that rage in Africa. Namibia and Russia call for strict compliance with them.”.

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