Matvienko: talk about warming in relations between Russia and the United States too early

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in photobacteria Matvienko. Archival photoMatvienko: talk about warming in relations between Russia and the United States too early© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

The dialogue between Russia and the United States is, the soil for interactions exists, although to speak about the thaw in relations is not necessary, said the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.

«Talking about the warming in relations between Russia and the USA yet. But dialogue is dialogue and intense,» she said in an interview with the newspaper «Izvestia».

According to her, the Russian parliamentarians are ready to do their utmost for the resumption and deepening of this process. The Senate and House of representatives of the United States know the position of the Federal Assembly.

«In General, the ground for cooperation between Russia and the US. Now everything depends on the good will of the American side,» — said Matvienko.

The speaker noted that the establishment in the United States there are many opponents of better relations with Russia, their influence is large enough, it makes itself felt in the actions of the White house. «Donald Trump just tie the hands,» she said.

However, thinks Matvienko, there are many encouraging signs that Russian-American relations can improve. These include the agreement to establish a joint working group, the visit of the state Secretary Rex Tillerson in Moscow and the visit of Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov in Washington, the upcoming meeting of the two presidents at the summit of «twenty» in Hamburg.

«Have accumulated a number of questions, the solution of which is impossible without an open and equal dialogue between Moscow and Washington, without mutual agreement. In a number of these problems in the first place — the fight against international terrorism, the settlement of the situation in Syria, the middle East and other «hot spots,» she said.

Among other issues that require joint decisions of the United States and Russia, Matviyenko called the counter-proliferation of nuclear weapons, cooperation in space exploration, environmental preservation, protection from cyber attacks and other risks related to scientific and technical progress.

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