There are three areas where Russia and the US interact confidently; the US Secretary of the state is sure. One of these points of common interest is the fight against terrorism, where the Americans and the Russians mutually ensure the security of the two countries.
Russia and the United States, despite the crisis in relations, cooperate successfully in three areas. The Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News Radio.
Pompeo gave an interview after returning from Sochi, where he held talks with Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Pompeo confirmed that he considers the negotiations successful. He noted that it was negatively affected by accusations of collusion of Russia with Donald Trump’s team. “The fact that Muller’s report dispelled it, he perceived as a possible turning point when we can try to establish relations between our countries,” Pompeo said
Speaking of cooperation with Russia, Pompeo named three areas where Washington and Moscow are already successfully cooperating. The first is the problem of Afghanistan. “Russia is very close to Afghanistan and feels the terrorist threat that can come from this region, as well as the United States… We can reduce violence there,” he said.
Another example of such cooperation is North Korea. Pompeo recalled that Russia and North Korea have a common border. As a result, “Russia is interested that radioactive materials are not distributed in the region,” Pompeo said.
The third point of contact between the two countries is the fight against terrorism. “When I was Director of the CIA, we fought terrorism together around the world, exchanging information about terrorist threats. I know for sure that we ensured the security of America thanks to the information provided to us by the Russians, and I know that we saved the lives of the Russians, also providing them with information from our side,” the Secretary of state said.