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Moscow ready to reciprocate if London takes first step

(Xinhua)    16:52, September 20, 2017

(File Photo:Sergei Lavrov)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow was ready to take reciprocal measures if London changes its policy toward Russia, according to a Wednesday statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Lavrov had a meeting with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.

The foreign ministers discussed the prospects for establishing a political dialogue and activating Russian-British contacts in various fields, and also exchanged views on a number of pressing international and regional problems.

"The Russian side stressed the importance of normalizing relations through an equal dialogue with mutual respect, based on mutual consideration of interests. The readiness to take reciprocal measures if the British government changes its policy towards Russia was expressed," said the statement.

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