US and Russian Foreign and Defence ministers meet in Washington
Russian, US foreign and defense ministers meet in Washington
Moscow hopes for “constructive character” in consultations between Russian foreign and defense ministers and their US counterparts that started in Washington on Friday, Deputy Director of the Information Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said. The Russian Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, and Defense, Sergey Shoigu, will hold talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The foreign policy and defense chiefs of the two countries last participated in consultations in the 2+2 format in 2008.