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Russia: Moscow prepares response to Obama's letter00:36

Russia: Moscow prepares response to Obama's letter

Russian Federation, Moscow
April 18, 2013 at 17:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, met with the International Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, Thursday, in Moscow. Representatives from parliamentary groups also joined them to discuss current international issues and the priorities of Russian foreign policy.

Parliamentarians were interested in discussing the process of building the Eurasian Economic Union, as well as the issues of monitoring adopted Russian children by foreigners. High on the agenda were also issues surrounding the US, Iran, Syria and the situation in the Balkans.

Regarding relations with the US, Lavrov said, Moscow is preparing a message for the US President Barack Obama, following the US President's letter to Vladimir Putin. Lavrov said: "We will surely discuss the visit of the US National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, who has delivered a letter from President Obama to President Putin. The response to this letter is underway and it may take a while".

The US letter is said to have addressed military and political disagreements in a conciliatory tone. Following a range of differences and disagreements between the two nations over key foreign policy issues and banned nationals, the two nations are attempting to find ways of overcoming differences. Lavrov has said he will judge the situation on "deeds, not words".

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Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, met with the International Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, Thursday, in Moscow. Representatives from parliamentary groups also joined them to discuss current international issues and the priorities of Russian foreign policy.

Parliamentarians were interested in discussing the process of building the Eurasian Economic Union, as well as the issues of monitoring adopted Russian children by foreigners. High on the agenda were also issues surrounding the US, Iran, Syria and the situation in the Balkans.

Regarding relations with the US, Lavrov said, Moscow is preparing a message for the US President Barack Obama, following the US President's letter to Vladimir Putin. Lavrov said: "We will surely discuss the visit of the US National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, who has delivered a letter from President Obama to President Putin. The response to this letter is underway and it may take a while".

The US letter is said to have addressed military and political disagreements in a conciliatory tone. Following a range of differences and disagreements between the two nations over key foreign policy issues and banned nationals, the two nations are attempting to find ways of overcoming differences. Lavrov has said he will judge the situation on "deeds, not words".

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