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    Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, former US President George Bush Senior and former US Secretary of State James Baker agreed to work out the measures, possibly joint, to normalize the relations between the two countries, the Gorbachev Foundation said Wednesday.

    Meeting of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the statement, Baker expressed concern over the current state of ties between Russia and the United States, while Gorbachev suggested that the compromise was still possible.

    "[Bush, Baker, Gorbachev] agreed to try to facilitate the normalization of the relations and the resumption of collaboration between the two countries [Russia and the United States]. They will consider which measures, including joint ones, to take," the statement by the foundation's press office said, following a phone conversation of the three politicians.

    "The goal should be the compromise that satisfies both sides. No one should claim victory. Moving past the current impasse will be everyone's victory," Gorbachev said.

    Gorbachev served as the president of the Soviet Union in 1990-1991. George Bush Senior was the President of the United States in 1989-1993 with Baker as the Secretary of State in 1989-1992.


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