Lavrov will hold a meeting with Tillerson on may 10 in Washington


MOSCOW, may 8. /TASS/. The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold on may 10 in Washington, talks with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson. This was announced on Monday at the foreign Ministry.

“On may 10, the scheduled talks in Washington with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, during which it is expected to exchange views on key international issues and topical issues of bilateral relations, said Russian depodesta. – Then Sergei Lavrov will attend a Ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council in Fairbanks”.

The state Department said that the leaders of the foreign Ministers will discuss Ukraine, Syria and the issues of development of bilateral Russian-American relations.

“The sides will discuss the need to end the violence in Eastern Ukraine and the settlement of the conflict through the full implementation of the Minsk agreements”, – said the foreign Ministry of the USA.

Regarding Syria will be discussed “efforts to de-escalate the violence, delivery of humanitarian assistance to the population”, and also “prepare the ground for a political settlement of the conflict.”

Tillerson before the meeting with the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dusko Markovic, said that Lavrov’s visit may entail the improvement of relations between Russia and the United States.

“We’ll see,” said the chief of American diplomacy, answering a journalist’s question whether the visit of Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in Washington is a sign of improving relations between Washington and Moscow.

 

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