Russian-American talks in Sochi

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his US counterpart Mike Pompeo are preparing to hold talks in Sochi on March 14.

Lavrov met with his counterpart Pompeo on the sidelines of a meeting of foreign ministers of the Arctic Council in Finland and agreed to hold talks in the Russian city of Sochi, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.

Lavrov made the remarks at a meeting of foreign ministers of the North Atlantic Cooperation Council (APC) on Tuesday, saying that Russia controls one-third of the Arctic's potential and capabilities.

Lavrov stressed his country's interest in developing the region on the basis of dialogue, pointing out that this is through working to develop the economic and social sphere, while preserving the environment.



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