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Russia hopes security guarantee talks with US to go on — Lavrov


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)

Russia hopes that security guarantee talks with the United States will be resumed, but a concrete written answer from Washington is to be received first, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday, Trend reports with reference to TASS .

'A great deal of what is being said in public these days is possibly connected with the artificial fanning of tensions and the wish to create such a climate around Russia as an extra background for the negotiations, which began in Geneva and continued in Brussels and which, I hope, we will be able to resume. But this will depend on the United States' concrete answer in writing to our proposals,' Lavrov told a news conference on Russian diplomacy in 2021.

On December 17, 2021, the Russian Foreign Ministry made public drafts of a treaty with the United States on security guarantees and also of an agreement on measures to ensure the security of Russia and NATO member-countries. Consultations on these issues were held in Geneva on January 10. On January 12, they were on the agenda of a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council in Brussels. And on January 13, the initiatives were discussed by the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna.

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