March 19, 2016 / 9:13 AM / in 2 years

Russia says hopes Kerry visit will improve bilateral relations

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that it hoped the visit of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Moscow on March 23-24 would contribute to normalization of bilateral relations.

U.S. Foreign Secretary John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) go for a handshake before their bilateral talks in Munich, Germany, February 11, 2016, ahead of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

“The situation in Russian-American relations remains difficult,” the ministry said in a statement.

“We hope the visit of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Russia - the third in a year - will contribute to the normalization of Russian-American relations.”

It also said that resolving the Syrian conflict would be one of the key topics for discussion.

Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Jason Bush

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