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Senior Russian diplomat held talks with US ambassador in Moscow

The sides discussed international and regional issues

MOSCOW, September 28. /TASS/. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has held talks with U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft, which covered international and bilateral issues, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

The diplomats "had a detailed exchange of opinions on pressing issues of the Russian-U.S. relations," the ministry said. "Some international and regional issues have been covered as well."

Earlier in the day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had held a phone talk.