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    US Secretary of State Tillerson to Visit Russia in April - State Department

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    Rex Tillerson will visit Russia in April, the US Department of State reported.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US State Secretary Rex Tillerson will visit Russia in April, a US State Department's spokesperson told Sputnik.

    "In April he will travel to a meeting of the G7 in Italy and then on to meetings in Russia,‎" the spokesperson said without specifying the date of the visit.

    Moscow will neither confirm nor refute at this stage the information about Tillerson's visit to Russia in April, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Tuesday.

    Earlier in the day, media reports emerged citing US officials that Tillerson will visit Russia on April 12.

    "At this stage we do not intend to neither confirm nor refute the information which emerged [in media]," Zakharova posted on her Facebook account.


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