March 20, 2018 / 4:01 PM / 5 months ago

Kremlin says Trump called Putin to congratulate him on election victory

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had phoned Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his victory in Sunday’s presidential election and that the two men had spoken about setting up a possible high-level meeting.

The Kremlin said in a statement that Putin and Trump had agreed on the need to work together to curb a possible arms race and spoken of the need to cooperate to ensure strategic stability and fight international terrorism.

It said they had also discussed Syria, Ukraine and North Korea, and spoken about strengthening economic links between the two countries.

Reporting by Andrew Osborn and Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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