Lavrov and Tillerson can meet in new York in September

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photobacteria Lavrov. Archival photoLavrov and Tillerson can meet in new York in September© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson may meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in new York in September, says US Ambassador in Moscow John Tefft.

«Of course, they can meet,» said the American diplomat in an interview with radio station «Echo of Moscow».

At the same time, he noted that currently, «nothing is scheduled». «There is no (not ready — ed), but expect that it would come to this,» — said Tefft.

On the question of whether the expected in the near future a phone conversation between the presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump, the Ambassador replied that «it knows nothing about any phone calls».

The upcoming 72nd session of the General Assembly will open on September 12 at the headquarters of the United Nations. The General political debate in the framework of the week of high-level will begin on September 19.