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Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov is a Russian diplomat and politician. In office since 2004, he is the Foreign Minister of Russia. Previously, he was the Russian Representative to the UN, serving in the role from 1994 to 2004.
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Moscow urges U.S. to help reach Libya ceasefire: RIARussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow would welcome efforts by Washington to use its influence to help reach a ceasefire in Libya, the RIA news agency reported.
Russian ministers to visit Turkey for talks on SundayRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu will visit Turkey on Sunday for talks, the two countries' foreign ministries said on Saturday, with media reports saying..
Rivals Russia and Turkey both support a Libya peace process, Moscow saysRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday agreed on the need to collaborate to create the conditions for a peace process in Libya, Russia's foreign..
Russia says its prisoners in Libya main obstacle to bilateral cooperation: ministerRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that the presence of Russian prisoners in the Libyan capital of Tripoli was the main obstacle to cooperation between the countries.
Russia tells Haftar ally it backs immediate Libyan ceasefire and talksRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday told an ally of Libya's eastern commander Khalifa Haftar that Moscow backed an immediate ceasefire and political talks that would culminate in united..
Russian, Turkish foreign ministers back Libya ceasefire in call: MoscowRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu backed an immediate ceasefire in Libya during a phone call on Thursday, Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a..
Russia's Lavrov, UK's Raab agree on need to improve cooperationRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his British counterpart Dominic Raab discussed relations between Moscow and London and voiced intention to improve cooperations, the Russian foreign ministry..
U.S.'s Pompeo, Russia's Lavrov discussed arms control issues: U.S. State DepartmentU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the next steps on arms control issues in a call with his Russian counterpart on Wednesday, the U.S. State Department said in a statement but gave no other..
Russia disapproves of Haftar's power grab in Libya: Ifax cites foreign ministerRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow did not approve of Libya's eastern-based military leader Khalifa Haftar's move to seize control of the country, the Interfax news..
Russia says U.N. security council members agreed to hold online summitRussia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council have agreed to hold an online five-way summit, proposed by Russian President..
Russia's Lavrov, U.S. Pompeo discuss oil markets, coronavirus: statementRussian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed on a call on Friday to continue coordinating efforts to overcome the crisis in oil markets and the challenges posed..
Russia says world powers have agreed to hold five-way summit, date to be agreed: RIAThe five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council have agreed to hold a summit, but the date and agenda are still under discussion, the RIA news agency cited Russian Foreign Minister..
Russia says it's ready for hypersonic missile talks with U.S.Russia is ready to discuss hypersonic missiles and other arms control issues with the United States as part of wider discussions about strategic stability, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on..
Russia ready to discuss hypersonic missiles with U.S.: RIA cites foreign ministerRussia is ready to discuss hypersonic missiles with the United States in the context of strategic stability, the RIA news agency cited Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Tuesday.
Putin, Erdogan agree on security corridor for Syria's Idlib: LavrovRussian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan agreed on Thursday to set up a security corridor for Syria's Idlib province, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters in..
Trump accepted Putin's proposal to hold U.N. Security Council summit: Interfax cites Russia's LavrovU.S. President Donald Trump accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin's proposal to hold a meeting of the U.N Security Council's five permanent members, the Interfax news agency cited Russian Foreign..
Russia will not stop fighting terrorism to solve Europe's migration crisis: LavrovRussia will not stop fighting terrorism in Syria's Idlib region in order to solve Europe's migration crisis, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday at a news conference alongside his Finnish..
Russia's Putin, Turkey's Erdogan discuss Syria by phone amid tensionsRussian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone on Friday to discuss the implementation of agreements on Syria's Idlib province amid mounting tension, Foreign..
Russia, Turkey preparing talks on fighting in Syria's Idlib province: TASSRussia and Turkey are preparing talks on how to de-escalate fighting in Syria's Idlib province, TASS news agency reported on Monday, citing Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Russia's Lavrov, after Pompeo meeting, says felt more constructive U.S. approachRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday after meeting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week that he had felt a more constructive approach from Washington when it came to the..
Russia and Turkey are close but will disagree, Lavrov saysRussia has good ties with Turkey but will sometimes disagree, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.
Russian, Turkish foreign ministers to meet on Sunday amid Syria tensions: IfaxRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Munich on Sunday on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, the Interfax news agency reported on..
Lavrov calls for dialogue in VenezuelaLavrov calls for dialogue in Venezuela
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov hits out at U.S. 'provocations' in VenezuelaRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday denounced U.S. foreign policy in Venezuela, criticizing U.S. "provocations" and attempts to create what he called a pretext for military intervention.
Mexico in talks with Russia to buy new batch of military helicopters: foreign ministerRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday said Mexico was in talks to buy a batch of Russian-made military helicopters.
Russian foreign minister says efforts to remove Venezuela's Maduro not 'useful'Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a visit to Mexico City on Thursday criticized attempts to remove Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as not "useful" and denounced U.S. foreign policy in..
Russia sends Lavrov to Venezuela to 'counteract' U.S. sanctionsRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Venezuela on Friday in a show of support for President Nicolas Maduro, a socialist who Washington wants out of power.
Russian defense and foreign ministers keep posts in Putin shake-up: KremlinRussian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov kept their posts in a government shake-up unveiled on Tuesday, the Kremlin said.
Russia: Iran was spooked by reports of U.S. F-35s when it downed airlinerRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Iran's accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week occurred at a time when Tehran was spooked by reports of advanced U.S...
Russia says urging Gulf nations to consider a joint security mechanismRussia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow has been urging Gulf countries to consider a common security mechanism for the region.
Libya talks in Moscow progress but fail to get ceasefire deal: Russian foreign ministerTalks aimed at agreeing an unconditional and open-ended ceasefire in Libya failed to achieve a breakthrough on Monday despite making good progress, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told..
Russia's Lavrov, Iran's Zarif discuss Soleimani killing: statementRussia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif over the phone on Friday to discuss the killing of Iran's military chief Qassem Soleimani, the Russian..
Russia's Lavrov says Trump told Putin U.S. will continue looking for arms treaty solutions: IfaxRussia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump had sent a short letter about the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty to Russian President Vladimir Putin,..
Russia's Lavrov says Nord Stream 2 will be launched despite sanctions: IfaxRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that the Nord Stream 2 and Turk Stream gas pipeline projects would be launched despite U.S. sanctions, adding that Russia planned to respond to the..
Russia ready to include 'super weapons' in arms control treaty: Ifax cites LavrovRussia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that Russia was prepared to include the heavy Sarmat missile and the Avangard hypersonic missile in a new START strategic arms reduction treaty,..
Pompeo says U.S. wants to work with Russia on Libya, reminded Lavrov of arms embargoThe United States wants to work with Russia to end the conflict in Libya, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, but he added that he reminded Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov a day..
Pompeo says Trump warned Russia on election meddling, disputes Lavrov's accountPresident Donald Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting that Moscow's meddling in America's elections is unacceptable, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on..
Pompeo rebuts Lavrov claim of no WH election talksSecretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterates that the issue of foreign interference in U.S. elections had been discussed during an Oval Office meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign..
Trump warned Russia not to interfere in U.S. elections: White HouseU.S. President Donald Trump, in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday, warned Russia not to interfere in U.S. elections, the White House said.
Russia's Lavrov calls on U.S. to publish bilateral communications over 2016 electionRussian Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday said Moscow wanted to publish a cache of communications with Washington that he said cleared Russia of allegations it interfered in..
Russia seeks to publish U.S. communications from 2016-2017: LavrovRussian Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow wanted to publish a cache of communications with Washington that he said cleared Russia of allegations it interfered in the 2016 U.S...
Russia's Lavrov: Moscow seeks to publish cache of 2016-2017 communications with U.SRussian Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia is willing to publish a cache of communications between 2016 and 2017 that he said would clear Moscow of allegations it interfered in..
Trump to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov at White HouseU.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday at the White House, a senior administration official said on Monday.
Trump to meet Russia's foreign minister on Tuesday: IfaxRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet U.S. President Donald Trump during talks with his U.S. counterpart in Washington on Tuesday, the Interfax news agency cited a Russian foreign ministry..
Russia says will respond to U.S. on missile deploymentForeign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday that Russia will not hesitate to respond to any new deployment of missiles by the United States.
Russia says Turkey told Moscow no new Syria operation planned: TASSRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Ankara had assured Moscow that it did not plan to launch a new military operation in Syria despite earlier comments, the TASS news agency..
Russia urges Iran to fulfill commitments under nuclear dealRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday called on Iran to fulfill the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, but said Moscow understood why Tehran was cutting back on its..
Russia's foreign ministry opposes call to ban Deutsche Welle: IfaxRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday he did not support banning foreign media outlets including Germany's Deutsche Welle from working in Russia, something that had been proposed by..
Iran, Russia take aim at U.S. military presence near Syrian oilfieldsIran and Russia on Tuesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to maintain a military presence near oil fields in northeastern Syria, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying any..
Russia's Lavrov says decision on pardoning convicted Norwegian spy will be made soonRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that a decision on whether to pardon a convicted Norwegian spy jailed in Russia, Frode Berg, would be made soon.