July 3, 2018 / 4:20 PM / 5 months ago

U.S.'s Pompeo, Russia's Lavrov discuss Trump-Putin meeting - U.S. State Dept

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference following a meeting with North Korea's envoy Kim Yong Chol in New York, U.S., May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in a call on Tuesday, discussed the upcoming Trump-Putin meeting as well as Syria and North Korea, the U.S. State Department said in a statement.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin plan to meet July 16 in Helsinki.

Reporting by Susan Heavey

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