“The Trump-Putin conversation will give a new beginning to the fight against [Islamic State], a solution of the crises in Syria, Ukraine.
The pair discussed combating terrorism, confronting Islamic State militants, the crisis in Ukraine and the Iranian nuclear deal, according to a statement from the Kremlin.
Trump signed executive actions to reorganize the National Security Council and to direct the joint chiefs of staff to present him with a plan to defeat Islamic State.
President Trump made a flurry of phone calls to world leaders Saturday as he began shaping his new administration’s foreign policy, but none was as anxiously anticipated as the first official president-to-president contact with Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
In addition to the chat with Putin, Trump made phone calls Saturday to four other world leaders: Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Putin & Trump signal new Russia-US partnership with 1st phone call on ISIS, trade & Ukraine — RT News
During the conversation the Presidents also expressed their desire to “maintain regular personal contacts,” the Kremlin statement said.
Trump also said in one of his Tweets that “having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing,” warning only “fools” would think otherwise.
Putin and Trump also agreed to initiate a process to “work out possible dates and venue of their personal meeting.”Telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump https://t.co/mjp9Tta1sE — President of Russia (@KremlinRussia_E) 28 января 2017 г.
“I don’t know Putin, but if we can get along with Russia that’s a great thing.
Trump has said previously that he would welcome Moscow’s involvement in a joint effort to battle Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
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