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Blinken to Meet Lavrov in Stockholm on Thursday

Blinken to Meet Lavrov in Stockholm on Thursday

Wednesday, 1 December, 2021 - 09:15
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers remarks at the State Department in Washington, US, November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to have a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of the Organization for Security and Cooperation on Europe (OSCE) summit in Stockholm on Thursday, a senior State Department official said.


The meeting comes at a time when tensions between the Western military alliance and Russia have been on the rise due to Moscow's troop build-up near Ukraine's border.


Before his meeting with Lavrov, Blinken will have a separate meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on the margins of the summit, the State Department official said.


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