OREANDA-NEWSUS President Donald Trump is confident that it is beneficial for Washington to maintain good relations with Moscow and Beijing, but other countries should not be allowed to use the United States in their interests. He said this on Sunday, speaking to representatives of the US agricultural sector in Texas.

The president said that having good relations with China is good, and good with Russia, as well as with many other countries. But we do not want to be used in our interests. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, following a working visit to Washington in December 2019, said that Trump is aware of the benefits of good relations with Russia, but there are forces in the United States that don't share this view and interfere with the establishment of contacts between the two states.

Washington doesn't want a conflict with Moscow and Beijing, despite the rivalry of major powers proclaimed by the US National Defense Strategy. This was previously stated by Chief of Staff of the US Army General James McConville, speaking on Tuesday at the Atlantic Council in the American capital.