U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
April 17, 2020
Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Lavrov discussed next steps in the bilateral Strategic Security Dialogue, taking into account the COVID-19 pandemic. The Secretary emphasized that any future arms control talks must be based on President Trump’s vision for a trilateral arms control agreement that includes both Russia and China. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister also discussed bilateral issues, including the detention of U.S. citizens.