Lavrov discussed with the foreign Minister of Britain, his visit to Russia

Sergei Lavrov

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov during a telephone conversation discussed with his British counterpart Boris Johnson preparing his visit to Moscow. This was reported on the website of the foreign Ministry.

As said the Russian foreign Ministry, the conversation was initiated by the British side. Other details of the conversation are given.

Earlier on 27 March it became known about the postponement of the visit of Johnson to the Russian capital in connection with changes in the schedule of meetings of foreign Ministers of the NATO countries. At the British Embassy in Russia at the same time noted that the head of the foreign office looks forward to the opportunity to come to Moscow.

At the same time the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova expressed surprise at the statement of the British side. “What are they interesting: about the visit to Moscow has not been announced, and cancel are not forgotten. Some know-how in diplomacy,” she joked.

The UK foreign office has announced the visit of Johnson to Moscow in early March, noting that it should take place “in the coming weeks.” Main topics of the talks was to be the situation in Syria and Ukraine, as well as the development of bilateral relations. Officially the travel date was not reported.

Negotiations of heads of foreign policy departments of the countries-members of NATO was held in Brussels on 5-6 April. However, due to the busy schedule they were not able to attend the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson. He was able to participate in the meeting, it was moved to March 31.