September 11, 3pm
Lavrov did not want to speculate on relations with the United States after Bolton's resignation
There is no reason to speculate on the possible impact of the resignation of the US presidential assistant for national security John Bolton on Russian-American relations. This view was declared by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, an RBC correspondent.
According to Lavrov, he has known Bolton since the early 90s. "He worked as assistant secretary of state for international organizations, I did the same in our ministry," said the minister, noting that while working in New York, he periodically went with Bolton for a "cup of coffee". "A learned person, and it's interesting to talk to him," Lavrov said. The minister stated that he and Bolton were not in agreement on most political issues.
The Foreign Minister recalled that US President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for the normalization of trade, economic, humanitarian and general political relations between Moscow and Washington. Lavrov noted that "it is important that those who are required to satisfy the will of the president translate these declared political principles into the language of practical action".