US, Russian officials meeting in Istanbul - report

Friday, 09. December 2022 12:13

American and Russian diplomats are meeting today in Istanbul to discuss "irritant issues," TASS reported on Friday citing sources familiar with the matter.

According to a diplomatic source, the two sides will talk about visa issues, exchanges of diplomatic staff, as well as "how foreign institutions should or should not function." However, the source added that the meeting will not have much political significance as the United States side "does not want to discuss any meaningful issues."

Today's talks mark another recent meeting between the two countries on Turkish soil after Director of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Sergey Naryshkin met with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William Burns in November.

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