The presidents of the United States and Russia Donald trump, and Vladimir Putin held the first telephone talks, after joining trump in the post. The conversation lasted 45 minutes, the same as trump’s conversation with Merkel. The parties stressed the importance of restoring trade and economic relations and agreed to start real coordination to defeat the terrorist group ISIL (banned in Russia).
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The Kremlin website reported the details held on the evening of Saturday telephone conversation of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald trump. The conversation began at 20.00 Moscow time, as scheduled, and lasted for 40-45 minutes. At the beginning of the conversation, Vladimir Putin congratulated Donald trump official appointment and wished success in future activities.
The Kremlin said that the telephone conversation of the presidents was held in a positive and business-like manner. Moreover, the Russian side stressed that trump agreed to start joint work on the development of bilateral cooperation and “constructive, equal and mutually beneficial basis.”
As expected earlier, mainly Putin and trump discussed international issues, including the Arab-Israeli conflict, strategic stability and non-proliferation, the situation around the Iranian nuclear program and the Korean Peninsula. The main attention, as emphasized in the Kremlin, was given the main threat – the fight against international terrorism. And here trump and Putin agreed to establish a real coordination of Russian and American actions with the purpose of defeating ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria.
We will remind that earlier such contacts between the Russian and American military were. But mostly they were made to avoid incidents in the skies of Syria, which operated the aircraft videoconferencing and coalition aircraft. Now trump seems to focus on other cooperation. In the evening on Saturday, the Western agencies have spread the news about what the US President intends to entrust the joint Committee of staff to develop a plan for the destruction of the IG and must be submitted within 30 days.
In addition, the report said, Putin and trump discussed the main aspects of the crisis in Ukraine. Until we know the details and positions of trump on this issue. It seems that during today’s conversation with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, trump also discussed this issue.
But we know that trump agreed with the need to restore mutually beneficial trade-economic ties between business circles of the two countries. Both sides see this as an opportunity for progressive development of bilateral relations.
Many experts expect that in the course of this conversation will be the date of the personal meeting of presidents. This did not happen, but we know agreed that the two leaders will give instructions to his staff to start preparations for such meetings and to discuss possible dates.
At the end of the conversation Donald trump has assured the interlocutor that the American people are sympathetic to Russia and its citizens. At the same time Vladimir Putin stressed that Russians have similar feelings. Moreover, Putin reminded that Russia more than two centuries were supported by America, was an ally in two world wars, and now considers the United States as a crucial partner in the fight against international terrorism.
Saying goodbye, Putin and trump has agreed to maintain personal contacts on a regular basis.
When the conversation has just begun, the press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer immediately reported this to his Twitter, put the corresponding photo. It shows that trump has talked to Putin, surrounded by Vice-President Mike Pence, the chief of staff of the Raines of Prebase and national security Advisor Stephen Bannon.
“After a 45-minute conversation with German Chancellor Merkel tramp starts a conversation with President Putin “, – has signed Saucer photo.
After speaking with Chancellor Merkel for 45 minutes @POTUS is now onto his 3rd of 5 head of government calls, speaking w Russian Pres Putin pic.twitter.com/RPAWIgcO2C
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) January 28, 2017
In turn, in the Kremlin on Saturday morning said that Vladimir Putin, for talks with trump to bring any will not.
Earlier, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov reported that it is not necessary to wait from the first phone contact the presidents of any substantive contacts around the perimeter of the questions. In the Kremlin then suggested that Vladimir Putin will congratulate Donald trump on assuming the position, after which the parties will discuss the status of the relationship between the two countries.