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MOSCOW, January 23 (Itar-Tass) — Russia expects a response from US President Barack Obama to Putin’s proposal to hold a summit, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a press conference devoted to the diplomatic results of 2012 on Wednesday.
“As for a summit, US President Barack Obama has an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin. We expect a response to this proposal,” the minister said.
“We call consistently for the relations between Russia and the United States to keep on moving forward on those trends, where we have close interests despite all arising problems and difficulties. On those issues, where we have some disagreements, we can seek for some ways to avert all the same so that these problems will escalate the whole atmosphere and will not permit us to cooperate,” he said. “We will combat consistently any attempts to interfere in our domestic affairs,” the minister added.
Meanwhile, Lavrov noted that “the Russian-US relations are passing through far from best times.”