Lavrov: Russia Ready for Constructive Dialogue with US

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The Russian Foreign Ministry hopes for a constructive dialogue with the new US administration, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who spoke during a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

“Much of the world’s affairs in the current year will depend on the relations with the key states of the West, especially, of course, with the new US administration,” Lavrov said. “I would like to hope that our partners will give up unilateral, selfish approaches to key issues on the international agenda.”

According to him, the Russian Foreign Ministry paid attention to the campaign rhetoric of US President-elect Donald Trump.

“Russia is ready to walk its part of the way to a constructive dialogue with Washington in order to find effective responses to the challenges of terrorism and many other challenges of our time,” Lavrov said.

Earlier, Trump declared his readiness to cooperate with Russia in the fight against terrorism and other issues on the international agenda.