Pompeo says likely to meet with Lavrov at G20 summit

Pompeo says likely to meet with Lavrov at G20 summit
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US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo expects to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the G20 summit in Osaka, as he himself said at a meeting with Lavrov on Tuesday, ONAreports citing TASS.

"It’s great to see you again, twice in a couple of weeks," Pompeo said addressing Lavrov. "I’m likely to see you at the G20. We’ll have many more opportunities for conversation," he added.

Lavrov and Pompeo earlier held a meeting on the sidelines of the Arctic Council’s session in Finland’s Rovaniemi on May 6. Their talks lasted about an hour and, in Lavrov’s words, helped enhance the progress stemming from the May 3 conversation between the two countries’ presidents.

The G20 summit is scheduled to take place in Japan’s Osaka on June 28-29. As the event’s host, Tokyo plans to focus on the fight against terrorists.

According to media reports, US President Donald Trump intends to hold meetings with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the summit’s sidelines.


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