US Secretary of state Mike Pompey arrived in Sochi, where he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and will hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
It should be noted that this is the first visit of Pompeo to Russia as the head of the US Foreign Ministry.
Bilateral relations, strategic stability and disarmament issues, the situation in Venezuela, Syria, Ukraine, and the Korean Peninsula, as well as the crisis over the Joint comprehensive plan of action on the Iranian nuclear program, are on the agenda of the talks. In addition, previously, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov admitted that the parties may affect the ability of meetings of leaders of Russia and the United States in June in Osaka on the sidelines of the summit Big twenty.
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In the evening, Pompeo and Lavrov are expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and report to him on the results of the talks, after which they will give a press conference.