Trump congratulates Vladimir Putin on winning presidential election

Trump congratulates Vladimir Putin on winning presidential election

US President Donald Trump has congratulated Vladimir Putin on his win in Russia's presidential election in a telephone call yesterday, the Kremlin press service reported.

Apart from that, the two leaders discussed further contacts between the two countries and topical international issues. "The sides agreed to develop further bilateral contacts, including in the context of reshuffles in the US State Department. Special attention was focused on the issue of a possible top-level meeting," the Kremlin said in a statement.

"The two leaders spoke out in favor of developing practical cooperation in various areas, including in ensuring strategic stability and combating international terrorism. In particular, they stressed the importance of concerted efforts to curb the arms race," the press service said, adding that the leaders "demonstrated interest in boosting" economic cooperation, with a special focus made on the energy sector.

The Kremlin noted that "in general, the conversation was constructive and businesslike and focused on overcoming the problems that have accumulated in Russian-US relations."

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