Russian FM Lavrov heads to the US


Take me to your leader.



Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is headed to the US next week (July 11-13, to be precise). Meetings with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton await.

“Lavrov and Clinton will discuss the schedule for high-level bilateral contacts planned for 2011,” the foreign ministry said via its newly formed Twitter account (English version here). Guess that means another Medvedev-Obama summit is likely on the cards, as the “reset” continues to sputter along.

There’s plenty to discuss.

Lavrov is flying in for the Monday meeting of the Middle East quartet on Israel/Palestine. Yesterday, Nabil Shaath, the head of a Palestinian delegation that met with Lavrov this week, said “our plan to go to the United Nations will get support from Russia.”