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Trump, Putin phone call: Russian, US Presidents discuss stabilizing ties, says Kremlin

The White House called the one-hour chat a significant start to improving a relationship "in need of repair."

By: IANS | Moscow |
January 29, 2017 7:14:30 am
donald trump, vladimir putin, trump putin phone call, putin talking to trump on phone, trump calls putin on phone, us president, russian president, white house, islamic state, ISIS, trump putin phone call discussion, kremlin, oval office, russia, united states, russia us relations, russia america relations, ukraine, korea, russia in ukraine, russia in crimea, moscow, washington, world news, international news, international politics, indian express President Donald Trump, accompanied by, from second from left, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, White House press secretary Sean Spicer and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, speaks on the phone with with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Saturday, January 28, 2017, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin talked about stabilizing the relationship between the two countries, the Kremlin said. A Kremlin summary of the phone also call also talked about the two leaders discussing several other subjects, CNN reported on Saturday. Some of the other issues included restoring trade ties, international terrorism, the situations in Ukraine and the Korean Peninsula, and the coordination of military action against IS (Islamic State) and other terrorist groups in Syria. The Kremlin call summary didn’t specifically mention US sanctions against Russia. It said restoration of mutually beneficial economic ties “could further stimulate progressive and stable development of bilateral relations,” according to a CNN translation of the Russian statement.

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The White House called the one-hour chat a significant start to improving a relationship “in need of repair.”

Both Trump and Putin said before the call that they would like to see warmer ties between their two nations.

However, relations between Trump and his team and Russia have been under scrutiny following allegations that Moscow meddled in the US election last year.

Speaking Friday at his first White House news conference, Trump indicated a willingness to work with Moscow.
However, he said it was “too early” to discuss removing sanctions that his predecessor, President Barack Obama, imposed on Russia.

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