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Russia ready for cooperation with US on basis of equality — national Security Council

"We intend to continue working together with our partners," Nikolai Patrushev said

MOSCOW, February 14. /TASS/. Moscow intends to continue cooperation with its international partners, including Washington, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said in an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily, adding that cooperation should be based on the principles of equality and reciprocity.

"We intend to continue working together with our partners, particularly within the United Nations, the SCO [the Shanghai Cooperation Organization], BRICS and other international organizations," he said. "It also concerns the United States, granted that the principles of equality and reciprocity are respected," Patrushev added.

The Russian Security Council secretary reaffirmed the country’s commitment to international law and respect for the sovereignty and independence of countries. According to him, Moscow also called for peacefully resolving internal political differences through legal mechanisms, opposing attempts to impose solutions.