Sergei Lavrov and Rex Tillerson
U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson at a meeting with Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov in Manila will seek common ground with Moscow. This broadcast by CNN, said the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley.
“This is a continuation of the attempts of the Secretary of state Tillerson to find common ground with Russia. There are many issues that we must discuss with Russia the fight against terrorism, the situation around North Korea, the crisis in Syria. I think they will discuss these and many other questions. Our goal is to determine what we can work together,” she said.
Lavrov and Tillerson will meet in Manila in the framework of the ASEAN forum on 6 August. The assurances of the Deputy head of the Russian foreign Ministry Sergey Ryabkov, Moscow is hoping for constructive attitude when discussing the “issues long aggravating relationship.” “Of course, there is also intense exchange of views on major international issues”, — he said.
The meeting of foreign Ministers of ASEAN countries held in the Philippines from 2 to 8 August.
June 13, Tillerson said at a hearing in the Senate that Washington has “a big problem with the Russians… our relations are at a record low and continues to deteriorate. Our goal — to stabilize the dialogue.”
July 29, Tillerson said that the restrictive measures against Moscow mean the US desire to see Russia’s steps to improve bilateral relations. In the Federation Council, the statement of the head of the state Department called “Jesuit logic”.