May 14, 2019 / 12:30 PM / 2 months ago

Russia's Lavrov to Pompeo - it's time to work together constructively

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov shake hands as they pose for a photo prior to their talks in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Russia, May 14, 2019. Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday it was time for Russia and the United States to start a new constructive way of working together.

Speaking in Sochi ahead of talks with Pompeo, Lavrov said there was much suspicion in ties between the countries, but that he hoped for constructive dialogue.

Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya, Christian Lowe and Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Peter Graff

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