Lavrov's 24-hour 'political' visit to Dhaka

Lavrov’s 24-hour ‘political’ visit to Dhaka

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was to attend the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) ministerial meeting in Dhaka, but eventually did not attend.

The IORA meeting was held in November 2022. At that time many people were curious about Sergei Lavrov’s visit because Lavrov is an important figure in Russia’s influential sphere.

After Russia’s involvement in the war with Ukraine, he held meetings with top leaders of various countries.

Russia recently became an observer of IORA. Subsequently, Lavrov was scheduled to attend a ministerial-level meeting, which surprised many.

The preparation was that Sergey Lavrov would pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Moscow canceled Lavrov’s visit to Dhaka at the last minute due to “unavoidable circumstances”.

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