Trump congratulated Putin on his victory in the presidential election


MOSCOW, March 20. /TASS/. The President of the United States Donald trump congratulated the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on his victory in the presidential election. This was reported by the press service of the Kremlin after a telephone conversation between the leaders.

According to the preliminary data of the CEC, Putin won the held on 18 March presidential elections, gaining 76,69%.

Putin also discussed with the trump of future Russian-American contacts, including consideration of changes in the leadership of the state Department. “Special attention is paid to the elaboration of the question of holding a possible meeting at the highest level”, – said in the Kremlin. It is noted that “overall the conversation was constructive and was aimed at the overcoming of the accumulated problems”.

The heads of state also called for the development of cooperation between the two countries in matters of strategic stability and limitation of the arms race. “The leaders spoke in favour of the development of practical cooperation on various fronts, including in questions of ensuring strategic stability and fighting international terrorism. In particular, stressed the importance of coordinated efforts to limit the arms race”, – said the press service. It is noted that the exchange of views on issues of economic cooperation “manifested interest in its revitalization, separately focused on the energy sector.”

International agenda

Putin and trump in a telephone conversation discussed issues of settlement in Syria and Ukraine.

“They discussed the Syrian crisis and domestic crisis”, – noted in the Kremlin. “Both sides noted the need to make urgent changes in their settlement”, – stated in the message.

In addition, the leaders discussed the situation around the DPRK.

“Welcomed in a certain reduction of tensions around the Korean Peninsula”, – stated in the message. “Accentuated the desirability of continuing with consistent efforts to resolve the situation through peaceful, diplomatic means”, – said the press service.

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