Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed hope that cooperation between Russia and the United States will continue for solving the crisis in Syria and other crises in the world.
Meeting US State Secretary John Kerry in Moscow on Thursday, Lavrov said “We will pay the most attention today to cooperation on the international arena, especially on Syrian settlement, but we will also discuss other problems, such as the situation in the Middle East and North Africa. We will exchange views on how the international community may contribute to settling them.”
“We have a lot of inquiries on the bilateral relations between Russia and US that must be discussed, “Lavrov said, adding “I expect that today’s talks will be useful, and that after they end, we will be able to report to President Putin during a meeting at the Kremlin how we see future cooperation on the international arena”.
Lavrov pointed out that the Russian-US cooperation to solve the crisis in Syria “achieved a success , where the work was on the equal basis,” affirming “we worked on forming a balance of interests not only between Moscow and Washington, but the entire international community.”
For his part, Kerry pointed to the success of the Russian-US cooperation with International Syria Support Group for helping Syria reach the cessation of hostilities agreement, saying that “The recent events in Brussels underscored for all of us the urgency, every country needs to make the efforts to end this evil scourge that comes from ISIS terrorist organization.”