Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump, according to TASS citing the Kremlin`s press service.
Both Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are reported to have spoken in favor of increasing joint efforts to normalize the Russian-U.S. relations, TASS reported.
The Russian president stressed Moscow`s readiness to build up a constructive dialogue with the new U.S. administration, ”based on principles of equal rights, mutual respect, and non-interference in the international affairs of one another”.
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They agreed to maintain phone contacts, and to plan to hold a meeting in person soon.
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