U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson and the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov
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MOSCOW, April 12. /TASS/. Russia confirmed its interest in removing problems in relations with the United States. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov after talks with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson.
“There are many problems, including those that are left as the bombs from the administration of Barack Obama, Lavrov said. – To overcome barriers takes effort. Today the President of Russia Vladimir Putin confirmed that we are focused on this”.
Russia and the United States confirmed a total focus on uncompromising struggle with international terrorism.
“We reaffirmed our shared commitment to an uncompromising struggle against international terrorism, he said. – This is a topic that our presidents discussed during their several telephone conversations, including telephone conversation on the night of 4 April, when Donald trump called Vladimir Putin to Express condolences for the terrorist attack in St. Petersburg metro. Once again, our determination to achieve complete destruction and defeat of the terrorists remains a common and remains in force, and today it was confirmed in its entirety”.
The diplomat said that the countries decided to appoint special representatives from the foreign Ministry and the state Department to analyze the existing problems in relations between Moscow and Washington.
“We agreed to allocate special representatives from the foreign Ministry and state Department, to detail without any emotion, artificial exacerbations, to look at those irritants that have accumulated in our relations in recent years, especially during the years of the administration of (Barack) Obama,” said the Minister.
“I believe that if there is manifest on both sides pragmatic approach to this work, it will definitely bring results and will improve our relations,” – said Lavrov.
Lavrov called the talks with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson detailed and Frank.