Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 19, 2012


QUESTION: Provide a readout of Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin’s meetings at the State Department on January 17.

ANSWER: Deputy Foreign Minister Karasin had meetings at the State Department on January 17 with Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake, and Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon. These meetings were productive exchanges of views on the range of issues affecting Central Asia, the Caucasus, Moldova, and Ukraine.



PRN: 2012/082