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 Putin, Trump discuss necessity for normalizing Russia-US relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

Censor.NET reports referring to the Kremlin press service.

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"The Russian president once again congratulated the U.S. president-elect on his victory in the presidential election, wished him success in implementing his election program and said he was ready to develop a dialogue of partnership with the new administration on the principles of equality, mutual respect and non-interference in each other's domestic affairs.

"During the conversation Putin and Trump not only agreed on the absolutely unsatisfactory state of bilateral relations but also expressed support for active joint efforts to normalize relations and pursue constructive cooperation on the broadest possible range of issues. They emphasized the importance of establishing a reliable foundation for bilateral ties by developing the trade and economic component," the Kremlin noted.

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"The counterparts both spoke of the need to work together in the struggle against the number one common enemy - international terrorism and extremism. In this context, they discussed issues related to solving the crisis in Syria. It was agreed to maintain contact by phone and arrange a meeting in person in the future, with preparations to be conducted by representatives of both sides," the press service added.
 
 
 
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