Russian Envoy to US estimates effect of Putin-Trump summit

Russian Envoy to US estimates effect of Putin-Trump summit

The upcoming summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will allow for progress to be achieved in the areas of bilateral relations and global challenges, Russia’s Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said in an interview.

"I am sure that it is impossible to remove all obstacles out of the way of our mutual cooperation, but it goes without saying that there will be progress regarding bilateral relations as well as regional and global problems," Antonov told RT in an interview.

Antonov also said that if the United States treats Russia as an equal partner, Moscow and Washington can find a solution to every issue before them. "I hope that in the very near future [as long as] I am here in Washington, DC we can get great results regarding our relations," he said.

The Russian ambassador also noted that there are excellent people-to-people, cultural and scientific relations between Russia and the US.

"Our cooperation, you see it in space, in the Arctic, you see it in so many areas. We can work together. So it is up to us to decide whether we need each other or not," Antonov said.

Russian Envoy to the US also expressed hope that a joint cybersecurity group would be established as a result of the upcoming summit between Trump and Putin.

The ambassador added that further details regarding the issue might be then discussed by the foreign and defense ministers of the two countries.

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