Lavrov talked about “hope for positive developments” in relations with the United States


To restore relations with Washington, Moscow is ready to pass its part, said foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Austrian magazine Profil. According to him, the position of the new US President Donald trump “inspires some hope for positive developments in bilateral relations.”

“We are ready to go part of the way to improve relations with the United States. Their degradation in recent years has occurred not through our fault, as a result of targeted actions of the previous administration in Washington,” said Lavrov, adding that Moscow was ready “to develop a predictable cooperation”.

The Minister said that to talk about how the rest of the work with the Republican team is premature.

“We need to wait for the key officials of the new administration settled in their seats and clarify foreign policy priorities, you can then draw conclusions for the future”, — he explained.

Lavrov stressed that Russia and the United States there is untapped potential of cooperation in trade, investment, innovation and technological spheres.

During his election campaign, Donald trump repeatedly talked about the intention to improve relations with Russia. 28 January took place the first telephone call trump with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.The leaders discussed topics such as the joint fight against terrorism, the restoration of mutually beneficial economic and trade relations and the situation in the middle East.

February 4 in an interview with a leading channel Fox News, Donald trump said that “the United States to get on better with Russia than Vice versa.”

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