July 3, 2018 / 9:04 AM / 14 days ago

Russian's Lavrov hopes visiting U.S. lawmakers will help mend ties: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov told a delegation of U.S. lawmakers he hoped their visit to Moscow would help restore relations between the two legislatures, Interfax news agency reported.

FILE PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with his counterpart from Mozambique Jose Pacheco in Moscow, Russia May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo

The U.S. lawmakers are in Russia in the build-up to a planned summit in Helsinki between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump, TASS news agency reported.

“I hope your visit will be a symbol of restoring relations between the two parliaments,” Lavrov told them during a meeting, Interfax said.

Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Writing Maria Tsvetkova

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