Russia and the US are in constant contact over Libya and Syria, Russia's Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said at the opening of the 11th Middle East conference of the Valdai discussion club on Monday.

He emphasized that efforts should focus on how to help the countries of the region solve their problems without interfering in internal affairs.

"We are ready for such work, meaning a principal approach that we should respect the fundamental norms of international law, such as non-interference in the internal affairs."