At the meeting with the Prime Minister of great Britain Teresa may Russian President Vladimir Putin has signaled that Moscow is interested in restoring bilateral relations in all fields. As reported by RIA Novosti, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. The meeting was held during the G20 summit in the Chinese Hangzhou on Sunday, September 4.
“Putin has sent a very clear and unambiguous signal we are interested in restoring our relationship, we are interested in resuming the conversation in all areas, including the most sensitive, and willing to go that far in this, and so to advance as to be ready the British side,” — said Peskov.
The Russian President expressed hope that bilateral relations will be able to take on a higher level in politics and in the economy. “We wish you success and hope that we will be able to bring our bilateral relations to a higher level than they are today. Here we definitely have something to do in the political sphere and in the sphere of economy”, — Putin said, addressing may.
Peskov also said that the UK reaffirmed its readiness to communicate with Russia on mutual interest issues.
“The British side confirmed its readiness to communicate on matters of mutual interest. Mentioned today the theme of aviation security, in particular, possible interaction, it is in the interests of the two countries”, — said Peskov.
At the same time, the press Secretary noted that “in the UK has not yet formed a definite political will that there is no alternative to the resumption of dialogue in various fields with our country”, although, according to him, the conversation between the two leaders was “good, constructive and open”.
Talking about the upcoming meeting may Putin and Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that the bilateral relations are now almost frozen. Earlier in July, 2016 may has described Russia as a real threat. About this she said during her first speech to Parliament. “The threat from countries like Russia and North Korea remains real,” — said the head of the British government.