Tillerson: U.S. ready to seek new common ground with Russia

February 16, 2017 TASS
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Bonn, February 16, 2017. Source: Flickr / MFA Russia

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington is ready to seek new common ground for cooperation with Moscow, Reuters reported on Feb. 16.

"As we search for new common ground we expect Russia to honor its commitment to the Minsk agreements and work to de-escalate violence in Ukraine," Tillerson said after meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

In his turn, Lavrov noted, that they "have discussed the situation in bilateral relations, which were seriously undermined by the Obama administration."

"Tillerson has confirmed readiness to overcome this period expressed by President Trump during the phone talks with President Putin," Lavrov added.

The first meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was held in the German city of Bonn on the sidelines of the G20 ministerial meeting. 

Source: TASS

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