The United States and Russia agreed on Monday to hold a meeting of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council “in the near future.”
This was agreed by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian Secretary of State Sergei Lavrov during a phone call. The goal of the meeting is to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations, according to a statement by the spokeswoman for the US State Department, Morgan Ortagus.
During the conversation, Pompeo and Lavrov also discussed “issues of mutual interest”, such as the situation in Afghanistan and the question of “election security”, according to Ortagus.
The Security Council consists of ten elected members and five permanent members. They are China, the United States, France, Russia and the United Kingdom.