Lavrov and Pompeo discussed settlement of conflicts in Middle East

30 September 2019

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a separate meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly session in New York. 



According to the press service of the Russian MFA, they discussed a broad range of items on the joint agenda.



Lavrov emphasised that Russia is open to dialogue with the United States in many diverse areas but that constructive cooperation is only possible if it is based on respect for each other’s interests. The denial of visas to Russian representatives for attending multilateral events at the UN, according to Lavrov, was unacceptable.



The Ministers also discussed the prospects for their interaction for a settlement on the Korean Peninsula, in Afghanistan and other regions of the world.



The parties shared the opinion that the foundation for overcoming the Syrian conflict was a peaceful negotiating process under the aegis of the UN with the participation of all constructive forces, with the respect for the country’s sovereignty, preservation of its territorial integrity and the final elimination of terrorist hotbeds.



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