Lavrov: "We see potential in cooperation with the Trump administration on pressing issues"

Lavrov: "We see potential in cooperation with the Trump administration on pressing issues"
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The deconflicting mechanism between Russia and the United States in Syria is functioning effectively, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the 27th Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (SWAP) on Saturday, ONAreports citing ITAR-TASS.

According to Lavrov, today, Moscow and Washington are cooperating in those areas that meet the interests of both parties. "After lengthy reminders, the dialogue on combating terrorism has resumed," Lavrov said. "The deconflicting mechanism in Syria is effectively functioning between the military."

In addition, both parties are conducting dialogue on the political aspects of a Syrian settlement. "We maintain, in addition to the initiative role of the United States, contacts on Afghanistan, the Korean Peninsula, practical cooperation in space is carried out," Lavrov said.

"We also see potential in cooperation with the Trump administration and on such pressing issues as the protection of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East," he pointed out. "Of course, I would like there to be more cooperation examples. It seems to be, the situation will develop in the direction of intensifying our dialogue with Washington," Lavrov said.

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