Moscow - Sana
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has discussed with his British counterpart Dominic Rap the ways to combat the outbreak of the new Corona virus and ways to overcome the consequences of the virus outbreak.
According to a statement announced by the Russian Foreign Ministry today and published by the Russia Channel website today, the two sides stressed their seriousness to resolve problems between Moscow and London.
The statement added that during the conversation, reference was made to the uncomfortable situation of bilateral relations, and a mutual position was expressed towards solving the accumulated problems in a practical way and developing cooperation in areas of mutual interest.
The statement pointed out that it was stressed the need to use the experience of the coalition in mobilizing the efforts of the international community to face modern global challenges and pay special attention to the tasks of combating the crisis of the spread of the new coronavirus and overcoming its consequences.
The two ministers also discussed the vital issues of the international agenda, including the settlement of the crisis in Syria and the Ukrainian internal crisis, in addition to the work of the UN Security Council.
Lavrov also discussed in a telephone conversation with his American counterpart Mike Pompeo the issues of fighting the spread of the Corona virus and global security issues.
A statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry said in this regard that in the context of fighting the Corona virus pandemic, issues relating to cooperation between the two countries in this field were discussed taking into account the necessity to unify the efforts of the international community as called for by the United Nations and other multilateral organizations.
The two ministers exchanged views on global security issues, as Lavrov reiterated the need to extend the Treaty on Strategic Offensive Weapons Reduction, which expires in February 2021, in addition to discussing ways to intensify the Russian-American dialogue on arms control and non-proliferation, taking into account factors that affect strategic stability.
The two sides touched on other pressing issues of the international agenda, including the work of the UN Security Council and the prospects for developing cooperation in the fields of economy, combating terrorism and cyber security.