Lavrov tells Pompeo time for ‘responsible’ Russia-US ties

Sergei Lavrov (R) with Mike Pompeo in Sochi on May 14, 2019. (AFP)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Tuesday that Moscow was ready to open a new page in ties weighed down by a raft of issues from arms control to Iran.

“I believe it’s time to start building a new, more responsible and constructive model of mutual perception of each other... We are ready for this,” Lavrov said in the southern Russian city of Sochi, where Pompeo was also set to meet President Vladimir Putin.

US President Donald Trump wants to find ways to cooperate with Moscow, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday as he opened talks with the Russian leadership.

“I am here today because President Trump is committed to improving this relationship,” Pompeo said as he started a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55