25 Oct 2017 11:58

Ryabkov: Lavrov-Tillerson meeting on APEC summit sidelines cannot fail to take place

MOSCOW. Oct 25 (Interfax) - At present, the date and time of a possible meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Vietnam are not known, but such a meeting cannot fail to take place, Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.

"There are no changes on this issue. Both ministers - the minister and the state secretary - will be in Vietnam. But we have no clear understanding on the date, time, and moreover, the possible meeting itself," Ryabkov said.

"Nevertheless, issues are piling up and I think such a meeting cannot fail to take place," he said.