Turkey, Russia agree on partial lifting of visas

Turkey, Russia agree on partial lifting of visas

Turkey, Russia agree on partial lifting of visas

Gross misuse of dollar by U.S. will lead to its weakness and switch to national currencies - Lavrov Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that the role of the USA dollar as a global reserve currency may be diminished as more countries switch to national currencies in trade.

According to Lavrov, US sanctions, including the latest against Turkey, undermine all principles of global trade and will over time undermine the role of the dollar as a settlement currency. "Interest in solving numerous problems, shared by Russian Federation and Turkey, rests upon such principles", Lavrov said.

Speaking to ambassadors in Ankara, Cavusoglu also said Turkey's relations with the European Union were on a firmer basis and normalising once again.

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said it was important to distinguish between "terrorists", rebel fighters and up to three million civilians in Idlib.

Lavrov said Russian Federation and Turkey would continue talks for the full implementation of Astana deal which envisages de-escalation zones in Syria, including in Idlib.

"If the U.S. wants to continue being a reputable country, it can not do so with these impositions", he said, referring to the sanctions.

"But objectively, of course we feel the wish of the West, and first of all the U.S. but not only, to prevent the Astana process from achieving concrete results and present it as not quite successful", he said.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned that United States sanctions could be imposed against any country at any time.

"We need to differentiate between moderate rebels and radicals. Threats and pressure from the United States are fraught with chaos", he said at a joint news conference with his visiting Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov.

Cavusoglu noted the progress that has been made during the Astana peace process.

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