In a statement, Kremlin announced that the two agreed to boost the mutual relationships and promote the diplomatic ties between the two countries in issues like Syria and North Korea.
Putin also asked for decreasing the tensions in North Korean Penisula and looking for a diplomatic solution to the problem. Russian President and his American counterpart also spoke terrorism in Syria and put stress on reaching a coordinated resolution to end the civil war. Trump and Putin agreed on activating “the dialogue between the heads of the foreign ministries of both countries who will seek variants to secure the ceasefire regime, stabilize it and control it.” As the statement reads:
The goal is to create the background that would help launch a real peace process in Syria. This means that Russia’s foreign minister and the US secretary of state would inform their leaders about progress in this regard.
This is the first time the presidents of the two countries talk after US missile strikes against Syria. The assault was made under the pretext of the Syrian chemical attack against the opposition which was never proved.
The US strike was not welcomed by Russia leading to Trump’s reaction accusing the Russia of a potential origin of the chemical attack in Syria. Tillerson, the US secretary of state, also condemned Russian supports for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
The foundation of THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea by America was also another point of controversy in the relations between the two countries. Moscow believes THAAD to be a “destabilizing factor” in the region.
US and Russia has never been considered allies due to different political and global attitudes. The effort made by the previous leaders of the two countries to smooth the relationships has remained in vain so far. Trump administration seemed promising at start, but proved not much different over time.
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