Remarks
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
May 10, 2017


SECRETARY TILLERSON: Welcome to the State Department.

FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV: Thank you. Thank you very much.

QUESTION: Does the firing of – (inaudible).

SECRETARY TILLERSON: I want to welcome Foreign Minister Lavrov to the State Department and express my appreciation for him making the trip to Washington so that we can continue our dialogue and our exchange of views that began in Moscow with the dialogue he hosted on a very broad range of topics. Thank you.

QUESTION: Does the Comey firing cast a shadow of your talks, gentlemen?

FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV: Was he fired?

QUESTION: Yes.

FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV: You are kidding. You are kidding.

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