Trump 'Looked for Areas of Cooperation' in Call With Putin

© AP Photo / Alex BrandonUS President Donald Trump speaks on the phone
US President Donald Trump speaks on the phone - Sputnik International
Donald Trump looked for fields of cooperation in the recent phone conversation with Vladimir Putin, a White House official said.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Donald Trump looked for areas of cooperation between the United States and Russia during his call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, a senior administration official said.

"In a phone call with President Putin he looked for areas of cooperation, and an example of that is a higher-level participation in Astana conference that is going on now," the official said on Thursday.

The leaders held a telephone conversation on May 2. Putin's aide described the talks as "businesslike, positive".

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Donald Trump has several times called for establishing a political dialogue with Moscow, particularly in regards to the fight against terrorism, and expressed readiness to build positive relations with Russia. Moscow has long been promoting the idea of fruitful cooperation with Washington.

After the leaders' phone talks on January 28, the Kremlin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the presidents had noted the importance of respect in relations.

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