Lavrov and Kerry Exchange Jokes Before Moscow Talks


March 24, 2016

Maria Zakharova, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson (Facebook)

4,000+ Likes

Translated by Kristina Kharlova

John Kerry had arrived in Moscow for talks on Syria. 

John Kerry: We hope our talks today will be successful. I want to take this moment to wish you a happy birthday. I hope that this milestone will give you extra wisdom in these negotiations. You look great for 39 years old.

Sergey Lavrov: Thank you, John, but if wisdom is measured by the number of birthdays, I can’t keep up with you.

(Lavrov just turned 66 and Kerry is 72)

- Advertisement -

__ATA.cmd.push(function() { __ATA.initDynamicSlot({ id: 'atatags-1476137431-610b7b8820108', location: 120, formFactor: '001', label: { text: 'Advertisements', }, creative: { reportAd: { text: 'Report this ad', }, privacySettings: { text: 'Privacy settings', } } }); });
Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news, updates and special offers delivered directly to your inbox.