US President says talks with Russia's Lavrov 'very, very good'

Lavrov on Wednesday became the most senior Russian official to meet Trump since he came to office.

President Donald Trump.

"We had a very, very good meeting" Trump said shortly after the meeting. "We're going to stop the killing and the death (in Syria)."

Lavrov on Wednesday became the most senior Russian official to meet Trump since he came to office, and the most high-profile Kremlin official to visit the White House in years.

It is rare for a foreign minister -- or any non-head of state representing a foreign country -- to be given a meeting in the Oval Office.

"I think that we are going to do very well with respect to Syria, I think things are happening -- they are really, really, really positive," Trump said.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

UDA unveils Rigathi Gachagua's replacement in Mathira parliamentary race

UDA unveils Rigathi Gachagua's replacement in Mathira parliamentary race

Inside the vicious Ruto-Raila  fight for Mt Kenya votes

Inside the vicious Ruto-Raila fight for Mt Kenya votes

Junet claps back at Ruto over comment on Karua

Junet claps back at Ruto over comment on Karua

Kabogo: My party is not behind heckling Martha Karua in Kiambaa

Kabogo: My party is not behind heckling Martha Karua in Kiambaa

DP Ruto’s gift to be pushed on wheelbarrow from Nakuru to Nairobi

DP Ruto’s gift to be pushed on wheelbarrow from Nakuru to Nairobi

Election was decided on Monday - Lee Kinyanjui's statement sparks debate

Election was decided on Monday - Lee Kinyanjui's statement sparks debate

Inside Martha Karua's first week as Raila's running mate

Inside Martha Karua's first week as Raila's running mate

Cate Waruguru reveals DP Ruto's offer after losing UDA nomination

Cate Waruguru reveals DP Ruto's offer after losing UDA nomination

Alvin Chivondo arrested for shoplifting again

Alvin Chivondo arrested for shoplifting again