The spokesman for the Polish foreign ministry, Łukasz Jasina, said in a statement that the meeting in New York focused on Poland’s upcoming presidency of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Rau and Lavrov also spoke about "the general debate of the UN General Assembly," the Polish foreign ministry tweeted.
Moscow, meanwhile, said it wanted to make the OSCE more effective and restore the organisation's role as a platform for dialogue by equal partners, the PAP news agency reported.
Russia also voiced hope that Poland’s leadership of the OSCE next year would contribute to this objective, according to the Polish news agency.
It cited the Russian foreign ministry as saying that the conversation between Lavrov and Rau also touched upon other aspects of Polish-Russian relations.
Wednesday's face-to-face between Rau and Lavrov marked the first meeting of the two countries' top diplomats since 2019 when Rau’s predecessor, Jacek Czaputowicz, talked with Lavrov in Helsinki, PAP noted.
Poland is due to take over the presidency of the OSCE in January, and while in New York, the country's foreign minister also held other meetings in preparation for the role, the PAP news agency reported.
It said Rau met with his counterparts from Armenia and Azerbaijan to discuss the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Lavrov, meanwhile, on Wednesday talked with NATO’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, the Polish news agency said.
Source: PAP, gov.pl