War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
Russian skier wins gold in skiathlon at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsSport February 25, 17:46
Top US Air Force general points to growing conflict potential in Syrian airspaceWorld February 25, 17:17
Iran relies on Russia’s support in production of fuel for nuclear power plantsBusiness & Economy February 25, 16:20
Ukrainian military capture Donetsk water purification plant — spokesmanWorld February 25, 15:05
Azerbaijan and Armenia report armed clashes in Karabakh conflict areaWorld February 25, 11:45
Head of Russian delegation to OSCE PA says Ukraine not ready for dialogueRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 25, 5:02
Russian baritone Hvorostovsky cancels concerts due to continuing treatmentSociety & Culture February 25, 3:22
Russian prime minister declares 3rd Winter World Military Games openMilitary & Defense February 24, 22:33
MOSCOW, July 14. /TASS/. The Kremlin confirms that Moscow is ready to coordinate joint efforts with the US in fight against terrorism in Syria.
"I want to recall repeated statements of President [Vladimir] Putin, who said the Kremlin believed from the very start that an efficient fight against terrorism on the territory of Syria and bordering states was possible only in joint action, through coordinating joint efforts," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday.
"Not just an exchange of information, but exactly coordination of joint efforts," he marked. "Putin has repeatedly expressed regrets over our American partners’ rejecting such cooperation," president’s spokesman said.
"And of course, this position remains topical," he added.
The Kremlin is not ready to comment on the idea to establish a joint center with the United States for coordinating the antiterrorist efforts in Syria until this proposal is officially made.
"I cannot comment on this so far, because it’s newspaper information," he told reporters.
The Kremlin spokesman said that "contacts of the (US) state secretary (John Kerry) with the president (of Russia Vladimir Putin) will take place today, and the main talks will be held tomorrow - with his (Kerry’s) counterpart (Foreign Minister Sergey) Lavrov." "After we familiarize with the proposals not from the newspaper materials, but get the first-hand information, we will be able to talk on something," the Kremlin official said.
According to previous media reports, the United States may propose to Russia to establish a new center for the coordination of the air antiterrorist campaign in Syria. The place for the center’s deployment was also named - Jordan. The purpose of the new center will be "to enable expanded coordination between the United States and the Russian Federation beyond the established safety of flight procedures" and "work to maximize independent, but synchronized, efforts against Daesh (the Arabic acronym for Islamic State) in Syria".
The proposals are expected to be the keynote of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s talks in Moscow on Thursday and Friday.