Russia does not need a trade and sanctions war with the United States, Antonov said

© RIA Novosti / Maxim Aminophenol Russia to the United States Anatoly Antonov. Archival photoRussia does not need a trade and sanctions war with the United States, Antonov said© RIA Novosti / Maxim Blinov

Russia is not interested in a trade and sanctions war with the U.S., which are suffering businessmen of the two countries, said Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov.

«We are committed to finding ways to expand cooperation with foreign business circles. We need neither the trade nor the sanctions war. Such a policy destroys international order, including in the field of international economic relations. Business should not be punished for the political differences between the countries,» said Antonov, speaking to the business community in Utah.

According to him, it is necessary to seek «new methods for restoration of full-fledged political dialogue between our two countries and on this basis, the development of mutually beneficial business partnership». In particular, the Ambassador reminded, the Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Helsinki with my colleague Donald trump has proposed to set up a high level group, which brings together captains of Russian and American business.

«We are convinced that the best entrepreneurs know how to build mutual cooperation,» — said Antonov.

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