The Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly congratulated Donald Trump for officially assuming office and wished him success in his future activities, during the two controversial leaders’ first conversation since President Trump’s inauguration on the 20th of January.
In the meeting, both US and Russia had shown a disposition to actively work together on stabilization and development of Russian-American interaction – in a constructive, equal and mutually beneficial manner.
Both Presidents discussed current international issues, including the fight against terrorism, the situation in the Middle East, the sphere of strategic stability and non-proliferation, the Arab-Israel conflict, the controversial issues around the Iranian nuclear program and the Korean Peninsula. They also touched upon the main aspects of the crisis in Ukraine. They agreed to establish a partnership in all these areas among others.
Fortunately, they both highlighted the priority of joint efforts in the fight against the main threat-international terrorism. Both Trump and Putin called for establishing a real coordination of US and Russian actions in a bid to eliminate the ISIS menace in Syria and other parts of the world.
The restoration of mutually beneficial trade and economic ties was also underscored since it will be important for both nation’s business communities and as a result it could further stimulate progressive and stable development of bilateral relations between US and Russia. The two also agreed to work on possible dates and a venue for their personal meeting.
After Obama’s controversial approach in handling Russia and US relations, President Trump asked to convey the wishes of happiness and prosperity to the Russian people, noting that the US people are sympathetic to Russia.
In return, Vladimir Putin emphasized that the Russian citizens experience similar feelings towards Americans. As he recalled that the US, for more than two centuries, has supported, has been an ally in two world wars, and now considers the US as an important partner in the fight against the terror threats. In conclusion, the two leaders agreed to maintain regular personal contacts.