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    Battle Against Daesh in Syria (180)

    The Russian foreign minister welcomed United States President Donald Trump's view of terrorism as "absolute evil".

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia hopes for close cooperation with the administration of US President Donald Trump on fighting terrorism in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

    "It is from the position of anti-terrorism that we expect to establish close cooperation on Syria, much more effective [than under Barack Obama], with the administration of Donald Trump, considering his absolutely unambiguous approaches to terrorism as absolute evil," Lavrov told reporters.

    US President Donald Trump has repeatedly advocated establishing a political dialogue with Moscow, particularly in regards to the fight against terrorism, and expressed readiness to build positive relations with Russia. Moscow has long been promoting the idea of fruitful cooperation with Washington.

    After the leaders' phone talks on January 28, the Kremlin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the presidents had noted the importance of respect in relations.

    Battle Against Daesh in Syria (180)


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