A face-to-face meeting between the head of the US Central Intelligence Agency and the Russian Secretary of the Security Council took place in Moscow on November 2, the press service of the Russian Security Council reports.
"Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev met in Moscow with Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency William Burns," the statement reads.
Details of the talks between the parties are not disclosed. The topic of the dialogue between Burns and Partushev was American-Russian relations.
The initiative to hold the meeting belonged to US President Joe Biden, reports Deutsche well with reference to the official representative of the American embassy. According to him, the director of the CIA leads a delegation of high-ranking American officials who arrived in Moscow for two days.
Burns was the US ambassador to Russia in 2005-2008. In March this year, he was appointed head of the CIA.
As it was reported, the first Geneva meeting between US and Russia was held on June 16. The countries were represented at the highest level - the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, and the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin were the ones meeting.
In late September, the second meeting of US and Russian delegates took place in Geneva, Switzerland. The sides discussed arms control and strategic stability in general.