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WASHINGTON, May 23 (Itar-Tass) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev during their meeting in the White House on Wednesday discussed relations between the United States and Russia, including in the economic area, fight against terrorism and the situation in Syria.
Obama joined the meeting between Patrushev and U.S. presidential National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon, NSC spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said on Wednesday.
The U.S. president confirmed the willingness to consolidate bilateral relations, including U.S.-Russian economic ties. They also talked about the importance of deeper cooperation in the fight against terrorism and political settlement in Syria through negotiations.
Obama said he hoped to see Vladimir Putin during the G8 summit in Northern Ireland in June. He also expressed appreciation for the Russian president's condolences in connection with the deaths of people in the tornado in Oklahoma and for the readiness to provide help for the affected people.