Russia and U.S. might partially restore interaction on counterterrorism

Russian diplomat said countries may restore bilateral cooperation

Russia and the United States might partially restore their bilateral cooperation on combating terrorism, which is now frozen; in particular, they might expand interaction in fighting terrorism in Syria, says Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov.

"We are working on the dates of a contact with the U.S. Department of State. It's going to be an interesting conversation. I have no doubt that it would add something to our common approaches with the Americans toward interaction in fighting terrorism in Syria, and it could possibly help us restore some parameters of our former cooperation on counterterrorism on a bilateral basis," Syromolotov, who is in charge of the counterterrorism division at the Foreign Ministry, said in an interview with Interfax on the occasion of Diplomat Day marked in Russia this week.

"New meetings are expected soon, this time around with the European Union coordinator on counterterrorism," he said.

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