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The CEO of Tesla also said that the electric car manufacturer will soon establish a branch in Russia.
Elon Musk called for more dialogue between Washington and Moscow. The relationship between the two countries is currently in a doldrums after the cold war.
Tesla’s CEO said via a video link at the Russian Education Forum in Moscow on Friday: “Russia has a lot of talent and vitality. I think there should be more dialogue and exchanges between Russia and the United States.”
He also said that his electric car company is about to establish a foothold in Russia and is considering whether to open a factory in Russia.
After a meeting of senior diplomats from the United States and Russia, the 49-year-old gave a speech. First face-to-face meeting On Wednesday, this heralded that relations between the two countries may thaw.
The talks between Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and US Secretary of State Anthony Brinken took place on the sidelines of the Arctic Council meeting in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland.
The two acknowledged that there are major differences between the governments of the two countries, but agreed that they can work together on certain issues. Both sides praised the meeting for its “constructive” significance.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the meeting will help Russian President Vladimir Putin decide whether to attend the proposed summit with US President Joe Biden next month.
He told reporters: “There is no doubt that this is a positive signal.”
After Biden stated in March that he believed Putin was a “killer,” relations between Moscow and Washington fell to their lowest point in recent months.
The comment is related to the allegation that the Russian President ordered the poisoning of the Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is now in prison, which the Kremlin strongly denies.
Biden’s comments prompted Moscow to remove its ambassador to Washington.
Moscow allegedly intervened in the US election, increased tensions in Ukraine and Washington’s sanctions on Russia also strained relations between the two countries.
Although Biden’s remarks aroused a strong response from Putin’s allies in Russia, the President of the United States said that he would like to talk to his Russian counterparts during his European trip next month.
Russia said it is still weighing the proposal.