Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for Russia and the US to engage in pragmatic cooperation in his Christmas and New Year greetings to US President Donald Trump, the Kremlin said today.
Putin stressed the importance of the two nations engaging in constructive dialogue in order to enhance global stability and to tackle global challenges and threats, according to a Kremlin news release.
The Russian President said that it would allow us to make progress in promoting pragmatic cooperation designed for the long term. Putin also noted that the principles of equality and mutual respect were the basis of developing relations between the two countries.
Putin has also sent messages to other heads of state, including the leaders of former Soviet countries, France’s Emmanuel Macron, Germany’s Angela Merkel and Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad.