MOSCOW, December 15. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin will meet with U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry after his talks in Moscow with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. About it has informed journalists a press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.
“(Tuesday) the President will accept Secretary Kerry and foreign Minister Lavrov, who will inform the President of Russia held at the time the negotiations”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.
The Russian foreign Ministry hopes that the visit Kerry will contribute to the normalization of relations with the U.S.
As expected, the themes of the upcoming talks, Lavrov and Kerry will be issues of bilateral relations and topical international problems, including situation in Syria and fighting is prohibited in the Russian Federation terrorist group “Islamic state”, as well as the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine.
Previous Kerry’s visit to Russia took place on 12 may this year, Putin took him at his Sochi residence Bocharov stream – also after the negotiations the Secretary of state with the foreign Minister of the Russian Federation. Then the meeting is initially scheduled for 90 minutes lasted more than four hours, with part time it was held in an informal setting.
In the Kremlin the outcome of the contact of the RF President with U.S. Secretary of state, during which was discussed, in particular, the topics of Syria and Ukraine, regarded as the first signs of understanding the necessity of returning to cooperation between the two countries.
Over the past months after that, Putin spoke several times at international events with chef Kerry – U.S. President Barack Obama. Meetings of Russian and American leaders took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in new York on September 28, of the summit Big twenty in Antalya (Turkey) on November 15-16, and climate conference in Paris on 30 November. The main topics of talks were the issues of Syria and Ukraine.