Russian and American presidents talked over the phone to discuss bilateral relations and international hotspot issues

  Xinhua News Agency, Moscow, April 13 (Reporter Wu Gang) Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Biden had a telephone conversation on the 13th. The two sides discussed the development of Russia-US relations and some international hotspot issues.

  According to a communiqué published on the Russian President’s website on the 13th, the call was made at the proposal of the US.

The two sides discussed in detail the current state of bilateral relations and some international hotspot issues, and expressed their willingness to maintain dialogue on some important issues related to global security, because this concerns not only the interests of Russia and the United States, but also the interests of the world.

  The communiqué stated that Biden said in the phone call that the United States is willing to work towards the normalization of US-Russian relations and establish a partnership with Russia on issues such as maintaining global strategic stability, arms control, the Iranian nuclear issue, the situation in Afghanistan, and responding to global climate change. Stable and predictable collaborative relationship.

The two sides also exchanged views on the Ukrainian issue, and Putin expounded on the position that the Ukrainian issue should be resolved politically based on the Minsk agreement.

  In addition, according to a statement issued by the White House on the same day, Biden emphasized the “firm commitment” of the United States to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity during the phone call, expressed concern about Russia’s military build-up on the Crimea and the Russian-Ukrainian border, and called on Russia to relax. intense situation.

Biden also stated that the United States will resolutely safeguard national interests in response to Russia’s “cyber invasion and election interference”.

  The statement said that the two sides discussed regional and global issues, including the willingness of the United States and Russia to initiate strategic and stable dialogue on a series of arms control and emerging security issues on the basis of the extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.

Biden stated that his goal is to build a stable and predictable US-Russian relationship that is in the interests of the US. He also proposed to hold a summit with Putin in a third country to discuss bilateral relations in the next few months.

(Reporter: Liu Pinran)