June 25, 2018 / 9:08 AM / 3 months ago

Russia hopes to discuss Syria with Bolton in Moscow - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian officials hope to discuss the situation in Syria with U.S. national security adviser John Bolton during his visit to Moscow, RIA news agency citied Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying on Monday.

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton carries a bag as U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) arrives to board Air Force One to depart for travel to Singapore from the Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Quebec, Canada, June 9, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week Bolton was planning to travel to Moscow on Sunday or Monday and that he expected that the visit would lead to a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Polina Nikolskaya; Editing by Alison Williams

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