US Secretary of State, John Kerry, will visit Moscow next week to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He said this on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, Reuters reported.
The purpose of his visit will be to discuss further settlements of the conflict in Syria. However, he stressed that the world has received the best opportunity to end the conflict in Syria with the withdrawal of the Russian Forces.
In turn, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia confirmed the possibility of the US Secretary of State’s visit to Moscow, "Interfax" reports. "The possibility of the US Secretary of State’s arrival in Moscow is under process," the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said.
The last time Kerry visited Moscow was in December 2015. He held talks with the Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov. They discussed, in particular, the situation in Syria and Ukraine. Kerry also met with Putin.
The evening of Kerry’s announced visit, Vladimir Putin instructed the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, to withdraw the Russian troops from Syria that had been stationed there since September 2015. The Russian President said that the mission given to the Russian Defense Ministry had been accomplished.