Secretary of State gives Russian minister Idaho potatoes - The Packer

Secretary of State gives Russian minister Idaho potatoes

01/16/2014 09:14:00 AM
Andy Nelson

Courtesy Idaho Potato CommissionU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry presented Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, with two Idaho potatoes at a Jan. 13 meeting at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Paris. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry presented Russia’s foreign minister with two Idaho potatoes.

In a Jan. 13 meeting at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Paris, Kerry gave the spuds to foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.

In a video of the meeting on YouTube, Kerry, sitting across the table from Lavrov, mentions that in a meeting two weeks earlier, Lavrov had talked about “famous Idaho potatoes.”

Kerry then opens a box and hands Lavrov what he calls “some of the biggest potatoes from Idaho.”

Lavrov then looks at the potatoes and says, “It’s impressive.”



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