The Minister’s telephone conversations
RUSSIAN MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SERGEY LAVROV SPEAKS TO US SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL BY TELEPHONE
Unofficial translation from Russian
A telephone conversation took place on August 25 between Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and United States Secretary of State Colin Powell at the latter's initiative.
The Secretary of State extended his condolences over the air crashes that had occurred in Russia on August 24, and declared the American side's readiness to lend necessary assistance if required. Lavrov expressed gratitude for the condolences and for the readiness to help.
August 25, 2004