Lavrov said that he had not discussed with U.S. Secretary of state sanctions against Russia

Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that during his meeting with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, the parties did not discuss anti-Russian sanctions, and the meeting had a “pragmatic” character. About this paultons Reuters.

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According to the publication, the main theme of the meeting was the decision of conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Afghanistan.

“The meeting was a pragmatic, businesslike and, I would say, productive in the sense that we match our vision of how to move in that direction, which discussed our presidents by telephone on 28 January“, – said Lavrov at the meeting in the framework of the summit of foreign Ministers of the countries “Big twenty”.

According to him, the interests of the United States and Russia coincide in the issue of “implacable fight against terrorism”.

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Also the Russian foreign Minister argues that further contacts between Russia and the United States to continue the conflict resolution in Ukraine will continue after the final formation of the administration of U.S. President Donald trump.

“It is clear that we could not solve all problems … But we have a common understanding of where interests coincide and there are many, we must move forward to show the ability of the USA and Russia to play the role allotted to them due to their position on the world stage,” – said the Russian Minister.

Earlier, the new US Secretary of state Rex Tillerson after meeting with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the US is ready to cooperate with Russia, however, first expect Russia to fulfill obligations to Ukraine. He also noted that in case of misunderstandings, the United States will stick to its own interests.