The proposal for the organization of the meeting of heads of diplomacy of Russia and the USA sent to the Russian side at the us Department of state on March 2. The meeting proposed to be held in Ethiopia. This is stated in the statement of the Russian Embassy in the U.S. released after the official representative of the American foreign Ministry that the United States had not received a request from Russia.
“We usually do not comment on operational procedures for the preparation of a purely diplomatic meetings. But, as state Department spokesman Neuert again distorted the reality, are compelled to declare that the request for the meeting S. V. Lavrov and R. Tillerson was sent to the state Department on 2 March”, – the document says.