Tillerson and Lavrov are meeting in Manila

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson began meeting on the sidelines of activities of the ASEAN in Manila. About it the correspondent of TASS from the event.

The meeting of foreign Ministers will be the fifth in a row, prior to that, Lavrov and Tillerson conducted interviews with eye to eye in Bonn, Moscow, Washington and Hamburg.

As informed earlier the Russian dipvedomstva, during the upcoming meeting the Russian foreign Minister and U.S. Secretary of state to discuss in detail the prospects of cooperation in addressing relevant global and regional problems, and also the state of relations between Moscow and Washington.

Despite the repeated appeals of Moscow to refrain from destructive actions, on 27 July, the US Congress approved a bill toughening anti-Russian sanctions, on 2 August the law was signed by Donald trump.

In turn, Russia, for a long time, not responding to obvious provocation from the United States, July 28, announced the closing to employees of the us Embassy access to all storerooms on a Traffic street in Moscow and the Embassy dacha in Serebryany Bor, as well as reducing the number of American diplomats in Russia up to 455 people. Russia before September 1, will have to leave 755 diplomats and technical staff of diplomatic missions of the USA in Russia.