Russian international minister Sergey Lavrov and US particular presidential envoy John Kerry have been in India for separate bilateral conferences – the Russian minister met his Indian counterpart to organize the grounds for an annual summit whereas the US envoy was holding talks geared toward mitigating India’s fossil vitality use.

By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 03:27 AM IST

Russian international minister Sergey Lavrov and US particular presidential envoy John Kerry met briefly within the Indian capital on Tuesday and talked about climate-related issues.

Lavrov and Kerry have been in India for separate bilateral conferences – the Russian minister met his Indian counterpart to organize the grounds for an annual summit whereas the US envoy was holding talks geared toward mitigating India’s fossil vitality use.

“The two ran into each other by happenstance staying at the same hotel and chatted for a few minutes about climate,” the US embassy mentioned with out giving particulars.

People aware of developments on the Russian aspect additionally confirmed the encounter. The individuals mentioned on situation of anonymity that the assembly was sought by the US aspect and lasted virtually 15 minutes.

Kerry, in his earlier function as secretary of state within the Barack Obama administration, and Lavrov had performed key roles within the protracted negotiations that led to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

The US embassy mentioned that over the subsequent few days, Kerry will meet with a spread of representatives of the Indian authorities, non-public sector and non-governmental organisations.

Lavrov travelled to Pakistan from India hours after his talks with exterior affairs minister S Jaishankar.

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