US President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their first telephone call on November 14. They discussed the crisis in Syria and agreed to improve the US-Russian relations.
The Kremlin said in a statement published on its website that the two leaders agreed that they share a common view on “uniting efforts in the fight with the common enemy number one – international terrorism and extremism” and discussed ways to settle the Syria crisis.
Trump and Putin paid attention to the importance of establishing a stable basis for bilateral relations by developing trade and economic ties between Russia and the US emphasized a need of “constructive cooperation.” Finally, they agreed to keep in contact by telephone and have discussed the idea of meeting in person.
Trump’s team has issued a statement on the phonecall saying Putin congratulated Trump on his election victory.
The statement says that Trump is “very much looking forward to having a strong and enduring relationship with Russia and the people of Russia.”