Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and US Secretary of State Tillerson agree on advancing Syrian ceasefire

After it was reported that the Russian ambassador to the US is expected to return to Russia shortly, there was a positive sign in the two country’s ties. The US Secretary of State and Russian Foreign Minister spoke and agreed to continue working together towards a Syrian ceasefire and a “US-Russia bilateral agenda.”
Tillerson and Lavrov Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

The Russian Foreign Ministry reported yesterday (Monday) that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov agreed to continue the cooperation between their countries, including a “US-Russia bilateral agenda.” Furthermore, the two countries will work together towards attaining a Syrian ceasefire. Lavrov urged Tillerson to utilize his influence in order to prevent so-called “provocations” against the Syrian government.

After JOL reported yesterday that Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak is expected to leave his post soon and return to Moscow, news of cooperation is a positive sign in the two countries’ ties.

Kislyak is the center of the investigation into Russia’s interference in Trump’s presidential campaign, as he was the Russian government official who met with senior-level Trump administration officials before they began their posts. Kislyak is expected to leave the US while the investigation into Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn continues.



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