Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

August 3, 2017

On August 3, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the American side’s initiative.
The high officials exchanged their assessments of the situation on the Korean Peninsula in light of the UN Security Council’s efforts to work out its response to Pyongyang’s missile launch carried out on July 28. Mr Lavrov urged the parties involved in confrontation to show restraint and called for the speedy resumption of the negotiating process.
They touched upon a number of other important international and regional issues.
Mr Lavrov and Mr Tillerson agreed to discuss at length prospects for cooperation in resolving them, as well as the current state of bilateral relations between Russia and the United States, when they meet on the sidelines of the ASEAN regional security forum in Manila on August 6-8.