Press Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
According to the source, the fact of this meeting is a signal that Moscow is interested in establishing good relations with Norway. Lavrov will meet in Tromso with his Norwegian counterpart Anniken Witfeldt, who took office just a few days ago. According to journalists, after being appointed head of the Foreign Ministry, she immediately got on a plane and went to solve the country’s most important foreign policy project – relations with Russia.
During the official visit, the Russian Foreign Minister will not only take part in a meeting of the Barents Council – a forum for regional cooperation, but will also restore bilateral cooperation with Oslo.
“Just like a Russian bear, Lavrov is unpredictable. He puts in a bear hug people with whom he is on good terms. But time will show which Lavrov will come to the meeting with Witfeldt, ”the authors of the publication write.
According to analysts, the fact that the ministers will meet is important, since in this way Russia demonstrates that it is interested in good relations with Norway.