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Russia ready to resume dialogue with US: Foreign Minister

IANS  |  Moscow 

is ready to resume dialogue with the US under an offer from US as soon as is ready for that, Russian Sergei said Sunday.

Bolton contacted Russian and confirmed that the two countries would like to resume and normalize dialogue, told state TV channel Rossiya-1 on the sidelines of the (Group of 20) summit, reported.

"We are ready for this, as soon as our colleagues are ready for this," said, according to a transcript published by his ministry.

On Thursday, US called off a previously scheduled meeting with his Russian counterpart on the sidelines of the summit, citing the ongoing Russia-confrontation surrounding the

expressed disappointment at Washington's decision, saying the move was a result of US internal and lack of an agenda.

and were in contact after Trump called off the meeting, but the two leaders are unlikely to hold talks in the near future, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

Ushakov said it is possible for Putin and Trump to hold a meeting before the next summit in 2019.



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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 23:58 IST