July 15, 2021 – 09:46
The US special envoy for climate change, John Kerry, and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in a telephone call on July 14 that the United States and Russia should work together on climate issues, the US State Department said. State through a statement.
Kerry and Putin “stressed the importance of the two countries working together on climate issues,” the statement said, adding that the two countries should work for a successful climate conference hosted by the United Nations in November. this year in Glasgow, Scotland.
A Kremlin statement said Putin had told Kerry that climate change “is one of the areas in which Russia and the United States share common interests and similar approaches.”
Kerry, who is visiting Moscow this week, has stressed that the US and Russia have important roles in zero emissions in the long run, as well as eliminating coal emissions.
Climate change is one of the few areas in which the United States and the European Union have said they are willing to cooperate with Russia.
A host of other issues, including Russia’s activities in Ukraine, cyberattacks, human rights in Russia, and the poisoning of opposition politician Alexei Navany, have raised tensions between the United States and Russia.
Moscow has welcomed Kerry’s visit, considering it a positive step towards improving relations. / rel