Russian Top Diplomat to Hold Talks with German Foreign Minister, EU Foreign Policy Chief

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold negotiations with Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Thomas Greminger, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas on the sidelines of a session of the OSCE Ministerial Council that will be held on December 6-7 in Milan, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told journalists about it on Wednesday.

 "Sergey Lavrov is currently expected to hold negotiations with the EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, the OSCE secretary general and the foreign ministers of Vatican City, Norway, Germany and Kyrgyzstan," the diplomat reported. "A meeting between the foreign ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization is under discussion."

Still, Zakharova noted, the schedule of bilateral meetings of the Russian foreign minister at such events remains in flux until the last minute, and many issues will be solved directly on the spot. "We will announce all possible changes in the process of the working schedule’s implementation," she added.