Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
November 23, 2019
The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Nagoya, Japan on the margins of the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.
Deputy Secretary Sullivan and Foreign Minister Lavrov discussed a broad range of regional and bilateral issues, including international security challenges such as North Korea and Syria, as well as counterterrorism cooperation and strategic security.
Deputy Secretary Sullivan reiterated to Foreign Minister Lavrov that improvement in the bilateral relationship is contingent on Moscow’s adherence to the Minsk agreements and disavowal of efforts to undermine our democratic processes.