MOSCOW, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Frictions between Moscow and Washington could be defused when it comes to the most acute international problems, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview published Monday.
"Our relations are much bigger, deeper, and wider than some grievances which, incidentally, are natural for any person," Lavrov told Moscow's Kommersant business daily.
Admitting that cases of misunderstanding do occur, Lavrov said almost every time "they are soluble and do not have an irreversible effect on the common vector of the development of our cooperation."
The fight against terrorism, drug-trafficking, organized crime and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Lavrov said, are among the principal issues that Russia and the United States interact successfully.
The minister took the Syrian chemical weapons crisis as an example of how quickly Russia and the United States "were brought together" with little delay.
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to adopt a resolution aimed at ridding Syria of chemical weapons, thus bringing settlement of the 30-month Syrian crisis back within the U.N. framework.
Noting that the result "is generally positive," Lavrov said the resolution fully matches the Russia-U.S. agreement on the subject.
Still, sporadic breakthroughs in the Russia-U.S. relations do not necessarily guarantee their stable development in the future, said the top Russian diplomat.
The two countries must build sound economic basis, Lavrov said, adding that the objectives had not been reached so far.
He recalled that Russia and the United States had planned to draft a "roadmap" during an aborted visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to Moscow ahead of a Group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The minister said he was confident that the two presidents would meet in the future, adding "we are ready (for cooperation) as much as Washington is."