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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Belgian to Visit May 2




MOSCOW -- Belgian Foreign Minister Erik Deryjke will visit Moscow next week to discuss the Yugoslav conflict and bilateral ties, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Friday.


Deryjke will be the latest in a series of foreign diplomats passing through Russia to encourage it to act as a go-between with Yugoslavia.


Moscow, which has vehemently opposed the NATO airstrikes, has better access to Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic than the West and is the focus of efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Kosovo crisis.


Still, Russia has yet to propose any ideas acceptable to both NATO and Milosevic on how to break the diplomatic impasse.


Deryjke plans to arrive Sunday, meet with Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov on Monday and leave later that day, the Foreign Ministry's press service said.