The head of the British foreign Minister, Boris Johnson has cancelled his visit to Moscow
The visit of British foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to Moscow, which was to become the first in the last five years, cancelled. The invitation to visit Moscow Minister received from his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in early March.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain, Boris Johnson will come to Moscow in March, the visit is cancelled due to changes in the schedule of meetings of foreign Ministers of countries-members of NATO. This was reported by RBC representative of the press service of the British Embassy in Russia.
“Unfortunately we have to postpone the visit of Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain to Russia, scheduled for this month, in connection with changes in the schedule of the meeting of foreign Ministers of countries-members of NATO” — said the press service.
The Embassy said that Johnson “looks forward to the possibility to resume the visit as soon as possible”.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom in early March announced the visit of Johnson to Moscow, which was to be held “in the coming weeks.” The foreign Ministry clarified that Johnson accepted the proposal of Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, agreed to the visit did not mean a return to relations that were previously.
The talks will focus on relations between London and Moscow, as well as international issues, including Syria and Ukraine, stressed the Ministry.
Newspaper the Sunday Times wrote that Johnson during his visit to USA to discuss his upcoming visit to Russia
The previous British foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Russia did not come. William Hague, who headed the foreign Ministry from may 2010 to July 2014, last visited Moscow with a working visit in may 2012.
Johnson informed rather sharply expressed in relation to Russia, he criticized the ongoing Moscow’s policy on Syria and urged the international community to tighten pressure on the Russian authorities. In February, the Minister is also opposed to the easing of the imposed sanctions on Russia. Further, the demonization of Russia at the meeting with the us congressmen he called “stupid.”