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    Lavrov to Meet Stoltenberg, Mogherini on Tuesday

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on the sidelines of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, a source in the Russian delegation said Monday.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — According to the source, Lavrov is also expected to hold talks with his counterparts from the BRICS member-countries, namely Brazil, India, China and South Africa.

    "On Tuesday, the minister is scheduled to meet with NATO Secretary General and EU foreign policy chief," the source told reporters.

    The Russian foreign minister and his US counterpart John Kerry met twice on the sidelines of the assembly, earlier on Monday and on Sunday. Lavrov and Kerry discussed the ongoing Syrian civil war, the Iranian nuclear deal and security and stability in the Middle East.

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