Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov is a Russian diplomat and politician. In office since 2004, he is the Foreign Minister of Russia. Previously, he was the Russian Representative to the UN, serving from 1994 to 2004.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday (local time) said that there is unverified information that at least six American F-35 jets were "in the Iran border area" when Iran accidentally downed a Ukraine International Airlines flight near Tehran airport last week.
Russia and Turkey announced on Tuesday that it would continue efforts to end hostilities in Libya despite strongman Khalifa Haftar leaving the peace talks in Moscow without signing a permanent ceasefire deal.
President Donald Trump has warned Russia against interfering in US elections and urged a resolution to the country's conflict with Ukraine, the White House said on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday will hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Washington, a meeting that comes amid several ongoing controversies involving Trump and Russia.
Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on Friday called Russia a "key interlocutor" in Libya, underlining that negotiation, not military force, will end the deadly conflict in the war-wracked country.
Russian authorities have urged all parties to restrain from stirring up tensions in Syria and expressed readiness to facilitate a multilateral dialogue so as to restore peace in the Middle East country.