Sergei Lavrov and Rex Tillerson
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov called the talks with the new U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson productive and pragmatic. About it the correspondent “Tapes.ru” from the event.
“The meeting was pragmatic and business — said the Minister. — I would even call it productive: the Secretary and I compared our vision of problems in principle, agreed on how we will move in directions that we had discussed our presidents over the phone.”
As explained Lavrov, Tillerson reassured him that the US is ready to restore relations with Russia, but said that all differences cannot be resolved immediately.
U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson for the first time spoke with his Russian counterpart Lavrov on the sidelines of the meeting of foreign Ministers of G20 countries. Before the meeting an incident occurred: the American organizers of the event without explanation removed from the premises of journalists, Tillerson barely managed to say two sentences.
On the eve of the talks, Lavrov expressed the hope to strengthen ties with the new U.S. administration. “I am convinced that our dialogue with the administration of Donald trump, which has already begun, will continue, will be more intense, once all parts of the administration who are engaged in foreign Affairs,” he said.