MOSCOW, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Dmitry
Medvedev said on Friday he is looking forward to an open, honest and productive
discussion on Russia-U.S. relations during his upcoming meeting with U.S.
President Barack Obama.
The meeting between Medvedev and Obama is expected to
take place on the sidelines of the G20 summit in London on April 2.
"I believe the talks should be open, honest and
hopefully productive," Medvedev said in an interview with the state television
"We received encouraging signals from the new U.S.
administration and U.S. president, which indicate that our counterparts are
willing to work," Medvedev said.
"I hope we will meet and discuss all issues that are
now on the agenda between Russia and the United States. There are many such
issues," he said.
Russia-U.S. relations have deteriorated in recent
years over a string of events, including NATO's eastward enlargement and
Washington's plan to deploy a missile shield in Central Europe. However, both
sides have voiced their willingness to repair bilateral ties since Obama took
office on Jan. 20.