OREANDA-NEWSRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Monday, developing a telephone conversation between the presidents of the Russian Federation and the U.S. Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, discussed over the phone the problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the implementation of the decisions of the G20 summit.

“On March 30, on the American initiative, a telephone conversation took place between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. Following on from a telephone conversation a few hours earlier between the presidents of Russia and the United States, the foreign ministers continued to exchange views on the global situation the coronavirus pandemic", the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Early Russian and American leaders held a lengthy telephone conversation and discussed the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and the situation in the oil market. The presidents agreed to continue personal contacts.