Russia is ready to discuss with US pointed questions on an equal footing, Lavrov said

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in fotomancer of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov. Archival photoRussia is ready to discuss with US pointed questions on an equal footing, Lavrov said© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

Russia is open to discussing with the US the most acute international issues and the bilateral agenda, but on an equal basis, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

«With all, including with the United States, we want to have a normal, business-like, mutually respectful relationship. Your suggestions on how to build these relations, we the USA gave repeatedly. This was done at the presidential level, Secretary of state, Secretary of the Security Council. They know that we are ready», — said Lavrov in an interview to the program «Moscow. The Kremlin. Putin» on TV channel «Russia-1».

«We are ready to discuss any problems that exist in bilateral relations, and acute issues on the international agenda and to do so on an equal, mutually respectful basis. If there’s any area in which Americans are willing and equal and respectful to talk to us, we are open to this», — said the head of the foreign Ministry.

However, he noted that Russia will not beg them to friends.

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