Putin said he planned to deepen the bilateral cooperation during the contacts with US President Barack Obama.
The nearest meeting will take place on June 17-18 as part of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland.
In September, Obama is expected to visit Russia and to take part the G20 summit in St. Petersburg.
On Tuesday Putin also said that he was preparing an answer to the letter of Obama’s advisor Tom Donilon.
In his turn Kerry thanked Russia for the assistance in the investigation of the terrorist attack in Boston. He added that the settlement of many international issues required closer cooperation of the US and Russia.
US, Russia FM talks underway in Moscow
Talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have started in Moscow. This is the fourth meeting between the foreign ministers of Russia and the US. The Voice of Russia correspondent Polina Chernitsa reports.
The ministers are expected to discuss the most urgent issues of the bilateral agenda as well as international issues, including the situation in Syria.
Before the talks Lavrov and Kerry took a walk in the yard of the Foreign Ministry’s mansion and after that continued their conversation in front of the fireplace inside the building.
US, Russia have similar positions on Syria settlement - Kerry
The US and Russia's interests regarding the settlement in Syria coincide, US Secretary of State John Kerry told President Vladimir Putin.
The U.S. administration believes that our interests regarding Syria largely coincide, he said. This is so because the U.S. and Russia are interested in stability in this region, Kerry said.
Kerry thanks Russia for cooperation on investigating Boston attacks
US Secretary of State John Kerry thanked Russia for cooperation the investigation of the terrorist attack in Boston.
When meeting President Vladimir Putin in London he stressed that now Russia and the US are facing a number of difficult tasks which settlement requires the same level of cooperation.
Kerry said he was happy that Russian and American experts are working together investigating the terrorist attack in Boston.
Obama would like to discuss cooperation on Iran, N.Korea, Syria with Putin - Kerry
U.S. President Barack Obama expects to discuss cooperation with Russia on Iran, North Korea and Syria at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the upcoming G8 summit in Northern Ireland.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said at a meeting with Putin in Moscow on Tuesday that Obama is looking forward to meeting with the Russian leader on the sidelines of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland.
At this meeting, the U.S. leader plans to say that there are a number of issues, including economic ones and those concerning North Korea, Iran, Syria and some others, on which the U.S. and Russia could cooperate, he said.
John Kerry’s visit to Moscow no ordinary event – scholar
The current visit to Moscow by the US State Secretary John Kerry is not an ordinary event. The main problem that Russia and the US are facing today is that of building more productive and mutually rewarding relations, the head of a Higher School of Economics Department, Maxim Bratersky, said in an interview with the Voice of Russia.
According to the expert, the basic problem of Russian-US relations lies in the fact that the two sides see their relations in the field of security through the prism of nuclear containment. Bratersky feels that the top priority now is to find a new basis for mutually advantageous cooperation.
US Secretary of State Kerry lays wreath at Red Square eternal flame
US Secretary of State John Kerry has laid a wreath at the Eternal Flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin during his Moscow trip to mend ties with Russia.
The ribbons on the wreath bore an inscription glorifying the memory of the heroes who fell in battles fought for the common victory
After the wreath-laying ceremony, John Kerry met World War II veterans and inquired about where they fought during the war and how they live now.
He congratulated the vets on the Victory Day, which marks the victory of the Soviet Union over the Nazi Germany.