Details of Trump-Putin conversation: Middle East, Israeli and Ukrainian issue

Source : 112 Ukraine

Neither the White House nor the Kremlin mentioned a discussion of lifting of sanctions in their statements about telephone conversation
16:34, 29 January 2017

112 Agency

Donald Trump held a series of phone calls with world leaders on Saturday, discussing the situation in the world and US relations with other countries, reports BBC.

US president interlocutors were heads of Japan, Germany, France, Australia and Russia.

In particular, in conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Trump discussed the importance of NATO which must confront the challenges of the 21st century and that the total defense requires adequate investment in military capabilities, as well as a fair contribution to the allies

During with conbersation with Vladimir Putin, both sides had agreed to make fighting "international terrorism" - including so-called Islamic State and "other terrorist groups" in Syria - a top priority.

Also they touched the issue of Middle East, and the Arab-Israeli conflict, North Korea and situation in Ukraine.

Trump's call with Putin was their first since the New York businessman took office. As officials said he was considering lifting sanctions on Moscow despite opposition from Democrats and Republicans at home and European allies abroad.

Neither the White House nor the Kremlin mentioned a discussion of sanctions in their statements about the roughly hour-long call.

"The positive call was a significant start to improving the relationship between the United States and Russia that is in need of repair," the White House said. "Both President Trump and President Putin are hopeful that after today's call the two sides can move quickly to tackle terrorism and other important issues of mutual concern."

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