Lavrov to meet with counterparts from UK, Iraq, Syria on UN General Assembly sidelines

Lavrov to meet with counterparts from UK, Iraq, Syria on UN General Assembly sidelines
Lavrov to meet with counterparts from UK, Iraq, Syria on UN General Assembly sidelines

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will on Tuesdaytake part, on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, in the ministerial discussion on Syria, as well as in multisided meetings of BRICS ministers.

The Russian delegation said Lavrov is also scheduled to meet with his counterparts from the United Kingdom, Iraq and other states.

Lavrov will hold a meeting with his Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem.

“A meeting with the Syrian foreign minister has been scheduled,” the delegation’s representative said.

U.S. Department of State spokesman Mark Toner said Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will hold a bilateral meeting this week on the sidelines of the general debate of the United Nations General Assembly.

Toner said the two top diplomats will most likely meet in connection with the work of the International Syria Support Group and will also have a bilateral meeting. He added that the two diplomats may meet Monday night orTuesday morning.