Lavrov to meet with Kerry at Hague Nuclear Security Summit - Russian Foreign Ministry
It is assumed that the parties will discuss the political crisis in Ukraine. The Nuclear Security Summit will be held March 24-25 in the Hague.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry are likely to meet in The Hague, a Russian Foreign Ministry source confirmed to Itar-Tass on Saturday. "Such a meeting is planned," he said. On Friday, State Department official spokesperson Jen Psaki spoke of the planned meeting between the senior Russian and US diplomats but no exact date was given.
It is known that Kerry will accompany Barack Obama on his visits to The Hague, Rome, Vatican City and Riyadh from March 24 to 28.
As the Russian Foreign Ministry reported earlier, the minister and state secretary had agreed to stay in contact on Ukraine, including to discuss ways to de-escalate the situation and promote the launch of Ukraine's constitutional reform with the full participation of all the regions of the country.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he expects to see Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Europe next week to discuss the Ukraine crisis.
Kerry, who is going to The Hague to meet with European allies, said he thought there would be a meeting with Lavrov on the side. "So hopefully we will see where we are at that point in time," he said.
His comments came after the Russian parliament ratified a treaty on reunification of Crimea and Russia.
Voice of Russia, RIA, Interfax