"It's democracy…. We respect the choice of the American people, and his speech was promising, especially when he talked about dealing fairly with foreign countries. So we are hoping that the US-Russian cooperation will resume so they can push political process in Syria 'fairly,'" Makdissi said.
Earlier on Wednesday, Trump became the president-elect despite most of the analysts and opinion polls predicting his defeat. In his victory speech, Trump said his administration would "deal fairly with everyone – all people and all other nations."
Russia-US cooperation on Syria has been at its lowest since late September after a joint ceasefire deal broke down amid repeated violations and accusations from both sides.