Verhagen visits Russia

Foreign minister Maxime Verhagen is visiting his Russian colleague Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on 29 June.

They will talk about renewing the Joint Russian-Dutch Action Programme that has provided the framework for cooperation between the two countries since 2001. Various European and international affairs will also be discussed, including Kosovo, Iran and the Middle East peace process.

Verhagen is also scheduled to meet a number of Russian non-governmental organisations.