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Foreign Ministry expects Russia to give reason for meeting between Lavrov and Blinken

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken shook hands during their meeting in Geneva. archive photo

US State Department: Washington wants Russia to give reason for meeting between Lavrov and Blinken

WASHINGTON, July 6 – RIA Novosti. The State Department believes that Russia should lead to a meeting between the heads of the US and Russian diplomats Anthony Blinken and Sergey Lavrov; So far, such contact is inappropriate, according to Washington.

“We want Russia to lead to a bilateral meeting with Minister Lavrov,” the ministry spokesman said during a phone briefing. said.

The Foreign Ministry said it was “wrong time” for Blinken and Lavrov to meet on the sidelines of the G20 ministerial meeting in Indonesia on 7-8 July. Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that such a meeting is not planned, but Blinken plans to fully participate in the activities of the ministry G20.

Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov reported that a meeting between Lavrov and Blinken is not planned on the sidelines of the G20 ministerial meeting in Indonesia.

Source: Ria

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