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    Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Chairperson-in-Office and Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz will arrive in Moscow on Tuesday for a two-day visit at the invitation of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Kurz will hold talks with Lavrov on Wednesday to discuss practical aspects of Russian-Austrian relations and current international issues. The cross-tourism year, to be held in 2017, is a major issue on the bilateral agenda.

    Russian Foreign Ministry said that crises in Syria, Ukraine and Nagorno-Karabakh would be discussed.

    Last time, the Russian and Austrian foreign ministers held bilateral talks on December 8 in Hamburg on the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council.

    According to Austrian Foreign Ministry, Kurz’s visit will be devoted to the whole range of OSCE-related issues.

    Austria took the chairmanship in the OSCE from Germany on January 1.

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