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    Moscow Hopes Kerry's Visit to Contribute to Thaw in Russia-US Relations

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    The top Russian and US diplomats will meet in Moscow to discuss bilateral cooperation and pressing global issues.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov during a Moscow visit scheduled for March 23-24 to discuss bilateral relations and current international issues, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

    "On March 23-24, US Secretary of State John Kerry will come to Moscow with a working visit. During talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov [Kerry] is expected to exchange views on bilateral cooperation and pressing international issues," the statement said.

    The ministry expressed hope that Kerry's visit would contribute to a thaw in the bilateral relations.

    "We hope that the visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry in Russia — the third in less than a year — will contribute to the normalization of US-Russian relations," the statement said.

    It was added in the statement that Moscow was pointing at the necessity of equality, mutual respect and non-interference in the internal affairs of other states.

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