July 3, 2018 / 4:16 PM / a year ago

U.S.'s Pompeo, Russia's Lavrov discuss Trump-Putin meeting: U.S. State Department

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo participates in a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and members of congress in the Cabinet Room about immigration at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis - RC1C46802A00 - RC1381C95DE0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in a call on Tuesday, discussed the upcoming Trump-Putin meeting as well as Syria and North Korea, the U.S. State Department said in a statement.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin plan to meet July 16 in Helsinki.

Reporting by Susan Heavey

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