MOSCOW – Bilateral relations between Russia and El Salvador were developing well, the Russian foreign minister said upon meeting his Salvadoran counterpart on Friday.
Sergey Lavrov held a meeting with Hugo Martinez in the Russian capital of Moscow.
“Within three months, we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of (Russian-Salvadoran) relations and we reach this milestone with very good results,” Lavrov said opening the meeting.
Relations were boosted by the recent introduction of visa waivers between the nations, Russia’s top diplomat said.
“It has already had a positive influence on the contacts between our citizens and our businessmen and, in general, the links between our countries,” he said.
Agreeing with Lavrov, Martinez said bilateral relations had strengthened over time.
He said the deals signed with Russia 25 years ago have led to economic development and democratic consolidation.
On Thursday, the Salvadoran minister presented business proposals expounding potential investment and trade deals with Russian businesses.
Martinez’ entourage included deputy business minister Jose Luis Merino, presidency of the export promotion agency Sigfrido Reyes, among others.
They are due to hold several official meetings with Russian officials and business leaders during the visit.