World more peaceful when Russia, U.S. work together – Ambassador Huntsman

File Photo of John Huntsman, Men in Military Uniforms and Others, adapted from image at army.mil

ST. PETERSBURG. Nov 28 (Interfax) – United States Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman is convinced that Russia and his country should work together to preserve peace in the world.

Speaking at the opening of the U.S. artist Susan Swartz’ exhibition at the Marble Palace of the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, Huntsman expressed his hope for an improvement in the bilateral relationship.

Now is not the easiest time, but both countries agree that the world is a quieter place when Russia and the U.S. work and develop together, Huntsman said.

Educational and cultural exchanges such as this exhibition are ties between people and a chance to accentuate what we have in common, he said. It is such exchanges that help the two countries work together, Huntsman said, adding that he is doing everything in his power to improve and maintain U.S.-Russian relations.

All of this is being is done in the name of trust and openness, he said.

[featured image is file photo from another occasion]