Lavrov and Tillerson can meet on the sidelines of the UNGA, said Ryabkov

© REUTERS / Yuri Gripas the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Archival photoLavrov and Tillerson can meet on the sidelines of the UNGA, said Ryabkov© REUTERS / Yuri Gripas

The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson can hold a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in new York, said Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov.

«We held this meeting (with U.S. Deputy Secretary of state Thomas Shannon — ed.) as a link in the preparation of meetings at the level of Minister and Secretary of state. The reference at their meeting during the high level segment at the session of the UN General Assembly in new York,» the Russian diplomat said to journalists after talks with his American counterpart.

The high-level segment starts next week.

«I would, of course, to our leaders, the foreign Ministers at the end of their meeting (in new York) has sent countries and the international community as a whole a positive signal in the form of agreement on the solution to at least some of the existing problems», — said Ryabkov.

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 19 September 2017.

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