US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Germany’s Hamburg, the US Department of State said.
According to the secretary’s public schedule for Friday, “Secretary Tillerson meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in Hamburg, Germany” at 10:35 a.m. local time.
The US top diplomat is also scheduled to meet with his counterparts from Germany and Mexico later in the day.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov earlier said that the Lavrov-Tillerson meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit “would be natural.”
The US Axios news portal reported, citing an official familiar with the meeting’s planning, that Lavrov and Tillerson will also be present at the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump. The meeting is expected to be held on the sidelines of the Hamburg summit at 3:45 p.m. local time.