John Bolton, National Security Advisor of the United States, and Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign Minister, had a meeting in Moscow, as the press office of Russian Foreign Ministry reported.
“They shared opinions on current international issues, including Syria and Afghanistan, the situation in Ukraine and on the Korean peninsula,” the message says.
It was also noted that the officials discussed “the settlement of the regional conflicts, effective struggle with terrorism, and maintenance of strategic stability.”
Bolton arrived in Moscow with a working visit due to the U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
The treaty was signed in 1987 by Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and the then U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
The treaty bans the parties from producing nuclear ballistic and cruise missiles of a land-base with a range of 500-5500 m and their testing and deployment.