May 14, 2019 / 12:30 PM / 3 months ago

Pompeo tells Russia - we're committed to improving ties

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo smiles as he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov enter a hall for their talks in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Russia, May 14, 2019. Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is committed to improving relations with Russia, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday during a visit to the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Pompeo told Lavrov that the two countries may not agree on everything, but there was room for cooperation, particularly on counter-terrorism and nuclear non-proliferation.

Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Peter Graff

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