Rex Tillerson and Donald trump
To talk about lifting sanctions from Russia in the early United States are going to reach a unified position on this issue with the European Union. As reported RIA Novosti, said on Wednesday, February 15, U.S. state Department spokesman.
“The President [Donald trump] said that it is too early to speak about lifting sanctions [against Russia], so we seek solidarity with Europe on a series of measures, which we have agreed,” — said the diplomat.
The state Department spokesperson also confirmed that the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and new US Secretary of state Rex Tillerson will hold full-fledged negotiations in Bonn during a meeting of foreign Ministers of countries participating in the G20, reports TASS.
During the meeting, according to the diplomat, will discuss “the entire global agenda.” While Tillerson intends to seek “the path of pragmatic and constructive cooperation in the fields”, which are the interests of Russia and the USA. The Secretary of state is going to reach an understanding with Moscow on the issue of combating terrorism, in particular, prohibited to Russia grouping “Islamic state”.
Earlier, on 15 February, the meeting of Lavrov and Tillerson confirmed by the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. February 12, Lavrov expressed hope for closer contacts with the new US administration. “I am convinced that our dialogue with the administration of Donald trump, which has already begun, will continue, will be more intense, once all parts of the administration who are engaged in foreign Affairs,” the diplomat said.
On 14 February, the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated that the current sanctions policy against Russia remains in force. Press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer on the same day reported that trump expects Russia’s active participation in de-escalation of the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine and return Crimea.