Acting Deputy Secretary of state Thomas Shannon met in Washington with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. About it RIA Novosti said the representative of the American foreign Ministry.
The state Department said, without revealing the contents of the conversation that “it was a long-planned meeting.” The Russian Embassy declined to comment.
Earlier Kislyak called some of the topics that will be discussed. In particular, he said that it is planned to start training the new Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, and the head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov. In addition, the parties intend to begin preparation of the meeting of the presidents of the two countries, which, according to Kislyak, “there is an active need”.
The conversation of the diplomats took place on the background of the resignation of the adviser to the President for national security Michael Flynn. Leaving the post, he acknowledged that gave the White house inaccurate information about contacts with Kislyak.
Meeting the Russian Ambassador was the first, which was publicly announced with the entry into force Tillerson to the position of Secretary on 1 February.