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Russia: British Council

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Russian counterpart on the conduct of British Council activities in Russia. (213844)

[holding answer 25 June 2008]: My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary discussed the British Council with his Russian counterpart Foreign Minister Lavrov during their bilateral meeting in London on 1 May 2008.

The British Council operates in Moscow under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963) and the 1994 bilateral UK/Russia Agreement on Co-operation in Education, Science and Culture.