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Lavrov to hold meeting with Tillerson in Washington on Wednesday

May 08, 17:13 updated at: May 08, 17:33 UTC+3

At the talks, the top diplomats will exchange views on topical world issues and pressing issues of bilateral relations

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MOSCOW, May 8. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington on Wednesday, May 10, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

"The talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are scheduled for May 10 in Washington. At the talks, (the top diplomats) will exchange views on topical world issues and pressing issues of bilateral relations," the ministry said. "Afterwards, Sergei Lavrov will participate in the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks (Alaska state)."

Lavrov will make a working visit to the United States on May 9-11 in line with Russia’s agreements with the US, the ministry said.

The US State Department said on Monday that Tillerson and Lavrov will have a meeting in Washington on Wednesday, May 10, with Ukraine, Syria and US-Russian relations to head the agenda.

"Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, May 10, to discuss Ukraine, Syria, and bilateral issues," the State Department said in a press release.

On April 27, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Lavrov would visit Fairbanks on May 10-11 to attend the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting, comprising Denmark, Iceland, Canada, Norway, Russia, the United States, Finland and Sweden. On May 1, Lavrov and Tillerson agreed in a phone conversation to hold talks on the sidelines of the Arctic Council meeting.

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