Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is going to Finland, where he will take part in the ministerial session of the Arctic Council. On the sidelines of that event, the Russian minister will meet with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, ONA reports citing TASS.
The meeting of the Russian and US foreign ministers may overshadow the discussion of the Arctic challenges.
On Sunday, at the talks with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza in Moscow, Lavrov said that the contacts with Pompeo are scheduled for Monday, May 6.
Lavrov and Pompeo are expected to continue discussing the issues Russian and American Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump touched upon in a telephone conversation on May 3.
According to the Kremlin press service, last Friday, the leaders of the two countries discussed the results of the meeting between the Russian President and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the presidential elections in Ukraine and the situation in Venezuela.