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Lavrov Hails Thailand's Offer to Open ASEAN Cyber Security Center

10.08.2017 13:07

Russia supports Thailand’s initiative to open an ASEAN cyber security center as very topical, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday after talks with his Thai counterpart, Don Pramudwinai. Russian top-diplomat stressed that Moscow is interested in establishing contacts with this center.

"Among the relatively new topics appearing on our agenda, I would like to mention cyber security. Our friends from Thailand informed about Thai prime minister’s initiative to open an ASEAN cyber security center", Lavrov said.

According to him, Moscow considers this initiative very important and topical and relevant Russian structures will be interested in establishing contacts with such center.

At the end of the meeting Sergey Lavrov has invited his Thai counterpart to pay a working visit to Russia.

"I would like to confirm the invitation to my friend, Dear Mr. Minister to visit Russia at any time he finds convenient. We agreed to hold a meeting of the intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation before the end of this year. It is also planned to hold this year a regular meeting of the working group on military technical cooperation", he stressed.