The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow is ready to work with Rex Tillerson, who is President-elect of the United States Donald trump called his future Secretary of state, reports “RIA Novosti”.
According to Lavrov, the foreign Ministry expect that pragmatism will be a good basis for relations between the two countries.
“I think that President trump, and a new future, the Secretary of state was not opposed to development of our cooperation, quite the contrary. This is a pragmatic people. We hope that this pragmatism will be a good basis for building mutually beneficial relationships and mutually beneficial from the standpoint of Russian-American cooperation, and from the point of view of solving international problems”, — said the Minister.
About the choice of trump became known earlier on Tuesday, December 13. “Persistence, extensive experience and deep understanding of geopolitics makes it a great choice for the post of U.S. Secretary of state,” said trump about his future appointee. Rex Tillerson heads the largest oil company in the world — ExxonMobil. The American media pay attention to the “close relationship” Tillerson with Russia because of the oil business. In particular, Tillerson led the daughter of ExxonMobil, which is operator of the field development “Sakhalin-1”.
Nomination Tillerson to the post of U.S. Secretary of state will be considered at the hearing, a bipartisan Commission of the US Senate foreign relations after the inauguration of the trump 20 Jan. If the Senate does not approve Tillerson to the post of Secretary of state, Trump will have to re-introduce to the Senate their proposals on the candidate for the post of Secretary of state.
Among those who trump considered for the post of head of the state Department, was also a former mayor of new York and one of the closest associates of trump, Rudy Giuliani, US Senator from Tennessee and Chairman of the Senate foreign relations Committee Joe Corker, former CIA Director David Petraeus and former Republican candidate in the 2012 election, MITT Romney. Last eve wrote on his page in Facebook that he believes that “the new administration will strengthen the nation” and that he had the honour to participate in the selection of candidates for the post of Secretary of state.