Lavrov expects constructive dialogue on Syria, Libya, Ukraine with French top diplomat
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expects a constructive dialogue on Syria, Libya and Ukraine with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, TASS reports. "We are happy to welcome you in Moscow, this is our third meeting in three months, which means that we have common interests and are ready to discuss them," Lavrov said opening a meeting with Le Drian in Moscow on Friday.
"Today, I suggest that we discuss bilateral agenda, cooperation concerning the Syrian issue, the situation in Libya and the Ukrainian crisis, as well as other global issues," he said. "I expect a constructive conversation," Lavrov added.
The French foreign minister, in turn, said that "spices should be added" to dialogue between Paris and Moscow to make the menu of bilateral talks "taste better."