THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2017
*Readout of President Donald J. Trumps Meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia*
President Donald J. Trump met today with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia, following on the visit of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Moscow last month. President Trump emphasized the need to work together to end the conflict in Syria, in particular, underscoring the need for Russia to rein in the Assad regime, Iran, and Iranian proxies. The President raised Ukraine, and expressed his Administrations commitment to remain engaged in resolving the conflict and stressed Russias responsibility to fully implement the Minsk agreements. He also raised the possibility of broader cooperation on resolving conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere. The President further emphasized his desire to build a better relationship between the United States and Russia.