The Lavrov photo was quickly followed up by one released by the Russian Embassy of Trump shaking hands with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador in Washington.
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US President Donald Trump is seeking "mutually beneficial" and "pragmatic" relations with Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said yesterday after White House talks with the Republican leader.
Both sides sought to praise the meeting, which is the highest level face-to-face contact with a Russian official since Mr Trump took.
The talks came a day after Trump fired the FBI director who was overseeing an investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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"I never thought that I would have to answer such questions, particularly being in the U.S.", Lavrov told reporters.
"We believe the U.S.is really interested in that", Lavrov said, acknowledged details of the plan still needed to be worked out. Democrats, he said, "are damaging the political system of the US trying to pretend that someone is controlling America from the outside".
However, In his earlier meeting with Mr Lavrov, Mr Tillerson emphasised the United States wouldn't lift sanctions on Russian Federation related to Ukraine until Moscow reverses the actions that triggered the punishment - namely, its Crimea annexation.
The Russian diplomat had not visited Washington since 2013, a year before Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and two years before it intervened militarily in Syria to help President Bashar Assad remain in power.
When asked during the photo- opt if the termination had any affect with Wednesday's meeting with Lavrov, Mr. Trump responded, "not at all".
"Was he fired? You're kidding; you're kidding", the veteran Russian diplomat sarcastically told a reporter who asked whether Comey's dismissal cast a shadow over the talks.
Earlier on Wednesday, journalists gathered at the White House ahead of the Lavrov-Tillerson meeting bombarded the two with questions as they posed for photos. Lavrov said that sanctions were not discussed. "You are kidding, you are kidding!" "That is the United States' internal affair".