Lavrov will hold a meeting with Pompeo on the sidelines of the Munich Conference

As a source close to the US State Department informed, and a source close to the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed, negotiations are currently scheduled between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The meeting will take place on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, which takes place in the Bavarian capital on February 14–16. Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the head of the Russian delegation will take part in a number of meetings on the sidelines of the event, both in bilateral and multilateral formats.

The Russian Foreign Minister and the US Secretary of State, finding themselves at the same event, often find time for a personal conversation. For the first time, ministers Lavrov and Pompeo met in Helsinki in July 2018, while the Presidential Palace of Finland held face-to-face talks between Russian and the US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. Last time, Mike Pompeo received the Russian Foreign Minister in Washington last December.