MOSCOW, Nov 17 (Sputnik) Moscow hopes that a Russian-US meeting on the level of deputy foreign ministers, dedicated to fighting terrorism, will be held in the near future, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said.
“We hope that a meeting between deputy foreign minister of the two countries on fighting terrorism will be held in the near future,” Antonov said in an interview with the Russian NTV broadcaster.
The ambassador also expressed hope that he will organize the dialogue between Russian parliamentarians and US congressmen the next year.
On Friday, Antonov said at a meeting of the US-Russia Business Council in New York that he hoped to meet soon with leaders of both chambers of Congress to discuss ways to mend frayed bilateral relations.
For months, the relations between the United States and Russia have been at what officials from both nations called the lowest point since the Cold War.
Particularly, the deterioration of the relations followed Washington’s allegations that Moscow had interfered with the 2016 US presidential election. Moscow has repeatedly denied these allegations saying that the United States has not presented evidence to substantiate them.
Moscow and Washington have carried out several rounds of talks between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and US Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon over the recent months.
The two diplomats focused on strategic stability, improvement of bilateral relations and issues related to Russian diplomatic property in the United States during their meetings.
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