Federation Council confirms US Republican Party senators' plan to visit Russia

Federation Council confirms US Republican Party senators' plan to visit Russia

A group of US senators representing the Republican Party plans to visit Russia in early July, head of Russia’s Federation Council International Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev said.

"A group of senators from the Republican Party has asked for a meeting in the beginning of July," TASS cited Kosachev as saying.

Earlier, the Washington Post reported that US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman is working to arrange a visit by a group of US Republican senators to Russia to hold consultations with Russian officials and explore the possibility of ironing out relations between the two countries.

According to the report, Huntsman is one of the few members of the Trump administration who strongly support cooperation between Moscow and Washington. The US ambassador plans to organize the visit of Senators Richard Shelby (Alabama), John Neely Kennedy (Louisiana) and John Hoeven (North Dakota).

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