Johnson and Lavrov exchanged jokes about mutual trust
Moscow. 22 Dec. INTERFAX.RU — British foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he followed the advice of a group of British parliamentarians during his visit to Moscow not to trust the Russian — not to take a mobile phone and avoid Russian food.
“As evidence of the measure of my confidence, I can tell you that as soon as I arrived at the negotiations, I immediately gave my coat, all that was in his pockets, Sergei Lavrov. I knew he would look after them and nothing bad will happen,” Johnson said after talks with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow.
In response, the Russian Minister said: “I can say that the pockets of her coat Boris was nothing.”
However, Johnson reiterated his main message after talks with his Russian counterpart: “In the relations between our countries have experienced difficulties, however, there are many issues on which we can work together.” “Now there are all prerequisites in order to build confidence that there is sufficient evidence,” concluded Johnson.
Earlier, the head of the foreign office in the negotiations, called himself “a convinced Russophile”.