Before a closed-door meeting with Pompeo, Putin said on Tuesday he had an impression from a phone call with US President Donald Trump on May 3 that the latter is willing to restore US-Russia relations and jointly resolve issues of mutual interest, Xinhua reported.
"For our part, we have repeatedly said that we would also like to restore the relationship in full format. I hope that now the necessary conditions are being created," Putin told Pompeo.
The Russian President said Russia and the US have common interests in maintaining strategic stability, non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, resolving regional crises, fighting organised crimes, solving environmental problems, anti-poverty, and economic partnership.
Ushakov told reporters that Tuesday's meeting did not bring about a breakthrough in the Russia-US relations, but the discussion was still good and meaningful as the US side showed signs of a constructive approach toward an improvement in bilateral relations.
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