U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin elected agreed to continue dialogue on missile defense and the situation around Syria, reported the press service of the White House on Saturday.
” Obama and Putin agreed to continue discussion on issues where the positions of the United States and Russia differ, including missile defense and Syria. Interlocutors agreed to continue the search for commonalities and work towards the elimination of obstacles in the way of closer cooperation between Washington and Moscow, ” the statement.
U.S. President Barack Obama phoned Friday to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on winning the presidential election. He hoped that “the positive trends of recent years in bilateral relations would affirm” and expressed its readiness to “work closely with elected Russian President Vladimir Putin”.
According to Yuri Ushakov, the chief adviser of the Russian government to international affairs, “but informal, this telephone conversation was well expanded and lasted about twenty minutes.”