August 30, 2018 / 8:54 AM / 4 months ago

Russia says working to set up Lavrov-Pompeo meeting - Ifax

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pauses while speaking to members of the media following two days of meetings with Kim Yong Chol, a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, before boarding his plane at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, July 7, 2018. Andrew Harnik/Pool/File Photo via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it was working to set up a meeting between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the Interfax news agency reported.

The agenda for a possible meeting was being discussed, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova was quoted as saying.

The General Assembly starts in New York on Sept. 18.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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