«Lovely conversation»: Putin and trump held telephone talks

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in potomacfever Putin during a telephone conversation. Archival photo«Lovely conversation»: Putin and trump held telephone talks© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

The presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump on Tuesday held telephone talks and discussed current issues. At the conclusion of talks, the us leader said that he spent «a wonderful telephone conversation» with his Russian counterpart.

The subject of negotiations

U.S. and Russian leaders exchanged views on the Syrian issue. In particular, Putin expressed their readiness to promote long-term political settlement in the country. As told in the press service of the Kremlin, during the telephone talks were the idea of the necessity of preserving the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Syria.

Putin also said the American leader the results of his meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

In the White house, in turn, noted that when discussing the Syrian issue, Putin and trump stressed the importance of supporting the Geneva process under the auspices of the United Nations for the peaceful settlement of the civil war, the end of the humanitarian crisis, the return of refugees-Syrians in their homes, ensure the stability of a United Syria free from tampering and safe harbors terrorists. In addition, as told in the administration of the President of the United States, the two leaders reaffirmed the importance of joint fight against terrorism across the Middle East and Central Asia, and agreed to explore ways to further cooperation in the fight against ISIS*, «al-Qaeda*», «Taliban*» and other terrorist organizations.

The development of the situation in the special project of RIA Novosti «the War in Syria,» Putin and trump also exchanged views on the situation on the Korean Peninsula. As told in the Kremlin, «the leaders stressed the desirability of finding solutions to problems, through negotiation, through diplomatic means». In the White house, in turn, noted that the presidents of Russia and the USA stated the need for international pressure on North Korea to stop its program to develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

In addition, U.S. and Russian leaders discussed Afghanistan and the Iranian nuclear program. In particular, they expressed concern about the growth of the terrorist and narcotic threats emanating from Afghanistan. In the course of telephone conversations on Iran, Putin said Moscow’s commitment to full implementation of the Joint comprehensive plan of action. So, in the Duma saw a sign of recovery options in a constructive and business relations between Moscow and Washington.

«Telephone conversation, Putin and trump, which lasted about an hour, confirms that the opportunity to restore constructive and business relations between Moscow and Washington have not been exhausted. This is especially important to address key issues on the international agenda», — said the head of the international Committee of the state Duma Leonid Slutsky.

In addition, the politician urged the presidents of Russia and the USA communicate more often to gradually move in cooperation, «on all the key dossiers of modernity».

Also telephone conversation welcomed in the Federation Council.

Senator Alexei Pushkov expressed confidence that Putin and trump support relations between the two countries.

«Contacts between the two presidents allow you to keep the thread of relations Russia-the USA contrary to those in Washington who would like to break or even to cut,» wrote the MP in his microblog on Twitter.

In addition, the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich said that the conversation between the two leaders showed that Russia continues to rely on partnerships with the U.S. on Syria.

«It is significant that a telephone conversation between Vladimir Putin and Donald trump, in which they discussed the situation in Syria took place almost immediately after the meeting with Russian President Bashar al-Assad. This means that there is no stone in his bosom we have, and we continue to rely on partnership relations with the United States in the peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis,» the Senator wrote in Facebook.

However, earlier, despite calls by Russian politicians to close cooperation, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that the possibility of a new meeting between Putin and trump had not yet been discussed.

In turn, the us Congress saw the «error» in the intention of the White house to solve common problems with Russia.

«This once again demonstrates the fallacy of the belief of the President that the United States can share common challenges with Russia. We desperately need a strategy on Syria,» wrote Senator John McCain on Twitter.

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