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US State Department: Washington is waiting for a reason from Russia for a meeting between Blinken and Lavrov

US State Department: Washington is waiting for a reason from Russia for a meeting between Blinken and Lavrov

Russia should provide grounds for arranging a meeting between US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. This opinion was voiced by the representative of the US State Department

According to the American official, at the moment Washington does not consider such contact appropriate.

“We would like Russia to give a pretext for a bilateral meeting with Minister Lavrov,” he said.


In May, State Department spokesman Ned Price assessed the likelihood of a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. According to him, Washington believes that the time has not yet come for new contacts, “as well as for other contacts between representatives of the State Department and their Russian counterparts,” the State Department spokesman said.