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Putin and Trump discuss ISIS, Syria and Ukraine in first phone conversation

According to the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump had a positive conversation in which both leaders discussed the fight against ISIS, the situations in Syria and Ukraine, and went over plans to meet in person.

The conversation lasted for about 45 minutes, and the White House released the following photo:

Sputnik is reporting the following details:

Moscow sees Washington as its most important partner in fighting international terrorism, Putin told Trump, according to the Kremlin’s official statements on the conversation. Both leaders reportedly supported the idea of improving “real coordination” between their nations in the fight against Daesh and other terrorist groups active in Syria.

Trump and Putin also expressed their willingness to work together to “develop and stabilize” US-Russia interaction and assured each other that their nations’ citizens view the other’s positively.

In addition, the two world leaders discussed Iran’s nuclear program, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the situation on the Korean peninsula, and the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, the Kremlin reports, as well as nonproliferation issues.

Trump and Putin are expected to speak again to discuss possible dates and places for a face-to-face meeting.

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