U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft and head of the Federation Council international affairs committee Konstantin Kosachyov discussed the issue of amendments to Russian legislation in the sphere of civil society institutions.
At the meeting the prospects of American-Russian cooperation amid persisting major disagreements on several issues between the two countries were discussed, the U.S. Embassy in Russia said, noting that in particular, the interlocutors discussed cooperation in the resolution of the Syria crisis and the situation in Ukraine. The sides shared opinions on the forthcoming 70th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the U.S. embassy said.
The issue of amendments to Russian legislation seeking to restrict civil society institutions was also raised, the embassy said.
Tefft and Kosachyov have already met twice this year: the first meeting was held in the Federation Council on February 17, the second one - in St. Petersburg on August 5 during a visit of a delegation of U.S. congressmen headed by member of the House of Representatives Dana Rohrabacher in Russia.
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