MOSCOW, December 15. /TASS/. Russia, the United States and Canada will manage to exit from the crisis in relations, if they formulate approaches to them on the basis of equality and mutual respect, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said at a special ceremony on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for US and Canada Studies on Monday.
"On the condition of formulating approaches to relations with each other exclusively on the basis of equality and mutual respect, I am certain, we will be able to overcome the current problems and get out of the crisis," he said.
"We bear special responsibility for maintaining peace and security, for settling a number of regional and local conflicts and for shaping a constructive, positive agenda to work on in the future. We must prevent a slide towards confrontation by all means," Ryabkov stated.