Tillerson and Lavrov will hold talks in Moscow on April 11-12

Tillerson and Lavrov will hold talks in Moscow on April 11-12

MOSCOW, April 5. /TASS/. U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson will visit on April 11-12 Moscow for talks with foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov. This was reported in the foreign Ministry.

“On April 11-12 in Moscow on a working visit to the US Secretary of state Tillerson, noted in the Russian dipvedomstva. — This is his first visit to our country as the head of foreign policy Department of the administration of Donald trump”.

The agenda of the meeting

At the meeting of foreign Ministers of the Russian Federation and the United States “will discuss topical issues in the field of international security facing the world community requires joint efforts of our countries.” “Among them is the fight against terrorism in the first place with ISIS and other terrorist groups seized part of the territory of Syria, the Syrian, Palestinian-Israeli, Yemeni, Libyan, Afghan and other conflicts, de-escalation of the situation on the Korean Peninsula. Will not overlooked the situation in Ukraine, with an emphasis on the need for the observance by Kiev of its obligations under the Minsk agreements”, — listed in the foreign Ministry.

Lavrov at the meeting with Tillerson will also raise questions “about the need to eliminate many irritants in bilateral relations sphere, such as the arrests of Russian citizens by us intelligence agencies in third countries, a violation of U.S. rights of Russian adopted children, creating artificial difficulties for our diplomats perform their duties”. “Also important is the expansion of trade and investment relations, the development of cultural, scientific, sports and other exchanges,” — said in the Ministry of foreign Affairs.

The Russian foreign Ministry did not exclude that the parties can consider the theme of arms control.


As stated in the Ministry of foreign Affairs, in recent years at the initiative of the former Washington-authorities of Russian-American relations were in deep crisis. The stated intention of the new US administration to change the situation for the better deserves a positive assessment continued in the Ministry, however, should be judged on real cases. “For our part, are open to cooperation in various fields on the basis of principles of equality, non-interference in internal Affairs and respect of interests each other” — said the Russian foreign Ministry.

“We hope that the visit of the Secretary of state will help the withdrawal of Russian-American relations on a path of sustainable development, will improve the level of mutual understanding. This would benefit not only our peoples, but of the whole world, would contribute to the strengthening of global stability”, — stated in the Ministry of foreign Affairs.