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Trump and Putin talk on the telephone

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By Catherine Hardy  with Reuters
Trump and Putin talk on the telephone

<p><br /> <br /> </p> <p>Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President-elect Donald Trump have agreed to work towards “constructive cooperation”, including on fighting terrorism.</p> <p>The Kremlin says Putin and Trump have had their first telephone conversation since the US property billionaire won the election on November 8th.</p> <br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BREAKING?src=hash">#BREAKING</a> Putin, Trump in phone call back normalising US-Russia ties: Kremlin</p>— <span class="caps">AFP</span> news agency (@AFP) <a href="https://twitter.com/AFP/status/798263099296022528">November 14, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <br /> <br /> <h3><strong>What they agreed – Kremlin statment</strong></h3> <br /> <br /> <p>The two men agreed to “channel” relations between Russia and the US and “combine efforts to tackle international terrorism and extremism”.</p> <p>They underscored the importance of creating a solid basis for bilateral ties, particularly by developing the trade-economic component.</p> <p>“The countries should return to pragmatic, mutually-beneficial cooperation, which would address the interests of both countries as well as stability and safety the world over.”</p> <p>The two men will maintain contact by phone and seek to meet each other in person.</p> <br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump and Putin discuss future ties in phone call <a href="https://t.co/uYQcpYMgio">https://t.co/uYQcpYMgio</a></p>— <span class="caps">POLITICO</span> Europe (@POLITICOEurope) <a href="https://twitter.com/POLITICOEurope/status/798270940324868096">November 14, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <br /> <br /> <h3><strong>When will Trump take office?</strong></h3> <br /> <br /> <p>On January the 20th.</p> <p>He will replace Barack Obama, whose relations with Putin have become tense over various issues including Syria and Ukraine.</p> <br /> <br />