Russian will quit the Council of Europe voluntarily if its opponents in the association insist on its expulsion, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.
Russia will expel 60 US diplomats and close the US Consulate General in St. Petersburg, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov agreed on measures to boost bilateral ties during their talks in Hà Nội yesterday.
The visit of the foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov in Việt Nam, which was to begin Monday, was postponed to a later period, according to the Việt Nam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov gave positive comments on the strategic partnership between Russia and Việt Nam during an interview recently granted to Vietnam News Agency.
President Trần Đại Quang yesterday sent a message of condolence to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the assassination of the nation’s Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov.
The main aim of assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey is the desire to undermine the process of normalisation of Russian-Turkish relations and to prevent effective fight of the two countries against terrorism in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with NTV channel.
US Secretary of State John Kerry held fresh talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Germany on Wednesday but no breakthrough emerged on efforts to halt the fighting in the devastated Syrian city of Aleppo.
Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh met in Moscow yesterday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and the two discussed co-ordination in the oil and gas sector, which they agreed was of strategic importance to both sides.