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Telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump

May 7, 2020

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the United States Donald Trump.

The two presidents exchanged greetings in connection with the 75th anniversary of Victory over Nazism. They emphasised the historical importance of the allied relations that linked the two nations during World War II and allowed both countries to end a common threat. The leaders emphasised that based on these traditions, Russia and the United States can achieve much in resolving the urgent problems of our time, including maintaining strategic stability, the anti-terrorist struggle, settlement of regional conflicts, and gaining control of the epidemic.

Discussing the coronavirus pandemic, the presidents were positive about bilateral cooperation and agreed to continue enhancing coordination in this area. In particular, the US President offered to send a consignment of medical equipment to Russia.

The leaders mentioned the situation in the world oil market, noting the timely adoption of a new OPEC+ agreement, which was largely achieved with their cooperation. It entered into force on May 1 and has already helped stabilise oil prices.

The two leaders reaffirmed the importance of maintaining a dialogue and contact between Russia and the US in various areas.

They expressed satisfaction with their constructive and meaningful conversation.

May 7, 2020