A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that a meeting between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. President Donald Trump was “extremely positive.”
Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Russia has “cautious optimism” about the prospect of improving relations with the United States, but also that there is still a lot of work to do.
The comments came a day after Trump hosted Lavrov for the talks at the White House focused largely on the situation in Syria.
“I had a very good meeting with Lavrov. I thought it was very, very good,” Trump told reporters after the meeting.