Secretary Tillerson’s Call With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 5, 2017

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

The Secretary of State spoke by phone with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov today about the efforts to de-escalate the ongoing conflict in Syria. The Secretary looks forward to further meetings with the Foreign Minister to discuss the respective roles of the United States and Russia in de-escalating the conflict and supporting the talks in Geneva to move the political solution forward.