HAMBURG, July 7. /TASS/. The presidents Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump was very specific, it was confirmed that the presidents are guided by national interests. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov following the meeting of leaders of Russia and the United States.
“Was very long, very specific conversation, – said the Minister. My feeling was confirmed that the presidents of Russia and the us – driven primarily by the interests of their countries and understand these interests, to search of mutually beneficial agreements, rather than trying to play a confrontational scenario, not trying to create problems out of the blue”.
The Minister noted that the theme of the Warsaw speeches of the President of the United States, during which he made some critical remarks of the Russian Federation, at his meeting with the Russian leader was not discussed.
“This speech did not go”, – said Lavrov, answering the question, did you discuss these tough statements trump. “We proceed from the fact that discusses the issues put on the agenda of a particular meeting,” the Minister added, stressing that both President in his talk “have shown a commitment to seek solutions that serve the national interests of the United States and the Russian Federation, and the interests of the entire international community.”
As noted by Lavrov, the meeting of Putin and trump was constructive, was the focus of both presidents to promote national interests, respectively, Russia and the United States.”
“And it was also the understanding that each country could more effectively if we cooperate, to seek a balance of our interests and to achieve stabilization of the situation in various regions of the world”, – concluded the Russian foreign Minister.
Earlier, during his visit to Poland, the us leader said in particular about the alleged “destabilizing behavior” of Russia.
According to Lavrov, the presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump discussed Syria, Ukraine, the situation on the Korean Peninsula and cybersecurity.
He also said that the two leaders instructed to deepen cooperation Ministry of foreign Affairs and the Department of state on all issues, including the DPRK.
“We are with [Secretary of state] Rex Tillerson is tasked to continue and intensify the cooperation of foreign ministries and directly, and in the UN security Council on all questions of the international agenda, including the Korean Peninsula,” Lavrov said.
“In a practical, businesslike discussion of Syria, and Ukraine, and the Korean Peninsula, cybersecurity, and a number of other issues, the Minister stressed. – Agreed on some specific things.”
Interference in elections
The Minister said that trump has heard the statement of the Russian authorities on non-interference in elections, accepts them and believes that the campaign accused Russia of selling is “weird”.
“President trump, I am sure that it will say either he or Rex Tillerson [U.S. Secretary of state – approx. TASS], said that this campaign is already acquiring quite a strange character, because for many months, when these accusations are not presented a single fact that is recognized and those in Congress who led this movement at some stage, was called on the carpet”, – said Lavrov. According to the head of the Russian foreign Ministry, President, trump said that he had heard the clear statement made by President Putin that the Russian leadership does not interfere in these elections. “And he accepts those statements,” said Lavrov.
Earlier, the American side has repeatedly accused Russia that Russia allegedly interfered in the election campaign of the President of the United States. The Russian side these statements have been repeatedly disproven, including their denied Vladimir Putin.
According to him, issues of cybersecurity will be dealt with by a special working group of the Russian Federation and the United States.
“Agreed that all these issues holistically, including the fight against terrorism, organized crime, hacking in all its manifestations will be the subject of bilateral Russian-American cooperation”, – he said. “For this purpose will be created a bilateral working group,” the Minister added.
Lavrov said that the topic of cyber security has been paid much attention “due to the fact that this area is becoming more risky, it is born of threats, including terrorist threats in the sphere of other kinds of organized crime, and threats to the normal functioning of societies: child pornography and pedophilia, and the so-called suicidal network.”
The removal of departmenet of the Russian Federation
The Minister said that the theme of the withdrawn departmenti Russia to the United States was raised at the talks the leaders of the two countries and Moscow will continue to seek the return of the cottages.
“Raised [the issue],” said the Minister. “We will continue to seek the restoration of justice,” – said Lavrov.
At the end of December 2016, the US administration headed by President Barack Obama imposed new sanctions against Russia, declaring persona non grata 35 employees of the Embassy in Washington and Consulate General in San Francisco, as well as with two Russian diplomatic villas in the States of new York and Maryland. Access to the entire Russian staff to these two complexes were banned. Washington tied the sanctions to hacker attacks on American political institutions, which are leaving the U.S. government accused Russia.
Official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in this regard, it was noted that these objects have always enjoyed diplomatic immunity, and therefore their removal is a flagrant violation of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations of 1961.
Lavrov said that the two leaders agreed to speed up the process of appointing new ambassadors. “They agreed to expedite the procedures necessary for the appointment of new ambassadors of the USA in Russia and Russia in the United States,” the Minister said following the meeting between the two leaders.