Russian ambassador happy to meet Sarah Jessica Parker if she wants says foreign ministry

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Sarah Jessica Parker can meet Sergey Kislyak, inset, the foreign ministry said - Copyright (c) 2008 Rex Features. No use without permission.

Russia's foreign ministry says it would be happy to play matchmaker between American actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Moscow's ambassador to the United States.

Parker on Thursday has used a Sex And The City meme to joke about the controversy surrounding US attorney general Jeff Sessions and his meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

An Instagram post showed Parker's character Carrie Bradshaw typing at a computer and read: "I couldn't help but wonder ... had the Russian ambassador been meeting with everyone but me?"

Parker wrote on Instagram: "I had to. Don't know the provenance; however, whoever you are, thank you."

Questions have arisen in Congress and the media about Mr Kislyak's meetings with members of the Trump administration.

Mr Sessions has come under fire for not disclosing meetings with the Russian ambassador ahead of the November 2016 election of Donald Trump.

He is now the second high-ranking member of the Trump administration to be mired in controversy over conversations with Russia's envoy to the US and is recusing himself from any probe that examines communications between Trump aides and Moscow.

Retired general Michael Flynn resigned as national security adviser two weeks ago after misleading White House officials about his own discussions with the Russian official.

On Friday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on the ministry's English-language account : "If #SarahJessicaParker desperately wants to meet Russian Ambassador to US -anything is possible. Sergey Ivanovich will be happy." 

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