Earlier it was planned that the meeting of Vladimir Putin with Sergey Lavrov and John Kerry will continue for one hour.
MOSCOW, Dec 15. The meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry ended in the Kremlin. It lasted over three hours instead of the planned hour.
The foreign Ministers of the two countries on Tuesday held talks, after which they took the head of the Russian state. The main theme of the meeting Lavrov and Kerry, it was stated the resolution of the conflict in Syria and the prospects of unification of efforts to combat international terrorism. They also discussed the Ukrainian crisis and bilateral issues.
Opening the meeting with Lavrov and Kerry, Putin stressed that Russia and the US are looking for the solution of the complex crises. He said that the Minister briefed him on the proposals of the USA and some of the issues that require further discussion.
Kerry, in turn, said that negotiations on the Syrian settlement open up a whole new range of possibilities, and the United States and Russia together can do a lot.
From the Russian side the meeting was attended by the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, the Director of the Department of North America of the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation Georgy Borisenko. On the American side, Deputy Secretary of state Victoria Nuland, special assistant to the U.S. President for Russian Affairs Celeste Wallander, Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA to Russia John Tefft.