Trump and Putin make counter-terror top priority in first call



    Trump and Putin make counter-terror top priority in first call

    Jan.29, NY: Donald Trump held a series of phone calls with world leaders on Saturday - including one with Vladimir Putin.

    The Kremlin said both sides had agreed to make fighting "international terrorism" - including so-called Islamic State and "other terrorist groups" in Syria - a top priority.

    The White House said the call was a "significant start" to improving a relationship "in need of repair".

    Mr Trump also spoke with leaders from Japan, Germany, France and Australia.

    In a statement in English, the Kremlin provided more details of the first official call between the two leaders since Mr Trump took office.

    It said it was a "positive and constructive" conversation, during which they discussed:

    The fight against terrorism

    The Middle East, and the Arab-Israeli conflict

    Strategic stability, non-proliferation, and Iran's nuclear programme

    North and South Korea

    The situation in Ukraine

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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