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Trump and Putin on the phone discussed the arms race

Трамп и Путин по телефону обсудили гонку вооружений

The presidents fight the pandemic, nuclear weapons and economic issues.

The presidents of the United States and Russia Donald trump, and Vladimir Putin held a July 23 telephone conversation, during which discussed a range of issues, in particular arms race.

As reported by special assistant to the President of the United States, Deputy speaker of the house JUD deer, during the conversation they talked about ways of overcoming the challenges of pandemic COVID-19, the prospects of the negotiations on a new agreement on the control of offensive weapons, and about global issues.

“President trump and President Putin discussed the efforts to overcome the pandemic coronavirus and further recovery of the world economy. The two leaders also discussed critical bilateral and global problems,” he wrote on Twitter.

He also noted that President trump “expressed hope that the tripartite arms race between China, Russia and the USA will be avoided,” and said that hopes for progress in future negotiations on arms control, scheduled in Vienna.

In the Kremlin, in turn, said that the presidents discussed issues of strategic stability and arms control given the special responsibility of Russia and the United States for the maintenance of international peace and security.

“In this context confirmed the relevance of bilateral consultations on these issues, including the topic of the Treaty on the reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms. Also noted great importance of the Russian initiative on holding a summit of the countries – permanent members of the UN Security Council on a wide range of problems of international security”, — stated in the message.

Also discussed was the situation around the Iranian nuclear program.

“Expressed mutual commitment to the development of Russian-American trade and economic cooperation. Given the positive assessment of cooperation in combating the spread of coronavirus infection”, — said in the message.

In addition, the Kremlin said that the leaders of Russia and the United States exchanged congratulations in connection with the 45 anniversary of orbital flight as part of a joint program Soyuz – Apollo.

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