Washington confirms Deputy Secretary of State's visit to Moscow
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun will visit Russia, Lithuania and Ukraine on August 24-27, the U.S. State Department’s press service informed on Sunday.
"Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun will travel to Vilnius, Lithuania; Moscow, Russia; Kyiv, Ukraine August 24-27 to meet with senior government leaders to discuss a range of regional and international issues," TASS cited the message as saying.
"Deputy Secretary Biegun will travel to Vienna, Austria August 27 to meet with counterparts at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to discuss issues related to regional security and human rights," the press service added.
On Saturday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov informed that Biegun would visit Moscow next week, adding that Russian and U.S. diplomats plan to discuss the situation in Belarus. Besides, Russia plans to exchange opinions on bilateral issues. The Russian Foreign Ministry also informed that a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Biegun is in the works.