Lavrov hoped to improve relations with the United States

Sergei Lavrov

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that the position of the new US President Donald trump gives hope for positive developments in bilateral relations between Moscow and Washington. The head of the Russian diplomatic Agency said in an interview with the Austrian magazine Profil, published on Sunday, February 5.

Lavrov said that the deterioration of relations between the countries observed in recent years, was caused by the previous us administration. “We have always been ready to develop a transparent partnership based on equality and mutual respect”, — he stressed.

The Minister has noticed that to draw conclusions about how the rest of the work with the team of the new American leader, is premature. However, in his opinion, Russia and the United States could make a major contribution to addressing such common challenges as the fight against terrorism.

The foreign Minister also added that Moscow and Washington have a big unused potential for cooperation, including in trade and investment.

On January 28, a telephone conversation of the U.S. President with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described the conversation as positive and constructive in terms of the application. In a White house conversation also called the positive and added that he is “an important beginning of the development of relations between Russia and the United States who are in need of restoration.”