WASHINGTON, April 20. /TASS/. The US Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon plans a closed door meeting with Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov on Friday, press service of the State of Department said Thursday.
As reported earlier the US National Security Adviser John Bolton discussed the state of relations between Moscow and Washington with Antonov on Thursday. "At the first meeting between the two in their current roles, they discussed the state of the relationships between the United States and Russia," the White House said in a statement. "Ambassador Bolton reiterated that it is in the interest of both the United States and Russia to have better relations, but that this will require addressing our concerns regarding Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, the reckless use of chemical weapons in the United Kingdom, and the situations in Ukraine and Syria," the statement said.