Deputy foreign Minister hopes to meet with U.S. Deputy Secretary of state

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in fotomonster Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov. Archival photoDeputy foreign Minister hopes to meet with U.S. Deputy Secretary of state© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov is expected to meet with U.S. Deputy Secretary of state Thomas Shannon, but not in new York.

«It will happen, but not in new York. Will happen at some point. It is possible that up to (UN General Assembly),» said Ryabkov to reporters at the 62nd Pugwash conference in Astana.

Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier that the format «Ryabkov Shannon» will be saved, your meeting, they will dedicate issues of the bilateral agenda, Russia and the United States.

He previously Ryabkov said RIA Novosti that Moscow is not going to curtail contacts with the United States on the normalization of bilateral dialogue after the adoption of the bill on sanctions against North Korea, Iran and Russia. According to him, the question is, «what are the themes, is there a willingness of the U.S. administration to seek a positive agenda and work on it.» In late July, he noted that talking about the date of the new meeting with Shannon is premature.

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