Russian overseas 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 are in India for separate bilateral conferences – the Russian minister met his Indian counterpart to arrange the grounds for an annual summit whereas the US envoy is assembly interlocutors to debate mitigating India’s fossil power 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 acquainted with developments on the Russian facet additionally confirmed the encounter.

Both Kerry, in his earlier position 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.

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The talks between Iran, China, France, Russia, the UK, the US, Germany and the European Union led to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The Trump administration withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018.

US particular envoy for Iran Robert Malley is main an American delegation for talks in Vienna by means of which the UK, China, France, Germany and Russia are in search of to revive the Iran nuclear deal.

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

“As one of the world’s largest economies and a global leader in science and innovation, India is a critical part of the solution to the climate crisis,” the embassy mentioned.

Lavrov is ready to journey to Pakistan from India in a while Tuesday.

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