The U.S. state Department believes that President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Secretary Rex Tillerson at a meeting on Wednesday, April 12, noted the low level of trust between the two countries and decided to restore it. As reported by RIA Novosti, told reporters, acting state Department spokesman mark Toner.
“At the meeting with President Putin, they passed on the history of why we got here. They both tried to understand better why each country is irritated in relation to other countries in some areas,” he said.
“In the end, they could admit that there is an understanding that there is a way for the two countries to find opportunities, ways to restore some of this trust,” added Toner.
He noted that the idea of the working group, which agreed to create Tillerson and Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to work towards those possibilities.
Earlier, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that Putin’s communication with Tillerson was constructive. “The President is very detailed companion his vision of the causes that have brought our bilateral relations to a sad state in which they now are,” he said.
Following the talks, the Secretary of state made a statement that Moscow and Washington must do everything to stop the degradation of the bilateral relations. Lavrov agreed with his American counterpart, adding that “to overcome the barriers, efforts are needed”.