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Trump, Putin, Xi speak by phone, aim to improve ties
November 15, 2016, 5:49 am

Trump will take office on 20 January 2017 [Xinhua]

Trump will take office on 20 January 2017 [Xinhua]

US President-elect Donald Trump on Monday held telephone conversations with both Russian and Chinese Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping agreeing to meet in person at a later date.

During the call with Putin, both sides agreed to make joint efforts to normalize current stained ties.

Putin voiced Moscow’s willingness to build a partnership dialogue with the new US administration based on equality, mutual respect and non-interference in the internal affairs of each other, the Kremlin said in a statement. The Syrian crisis was also discussed.

Both sides agreed to review the current soured ties between the two powers, noting in particular the need to create a solid foundation of bilateral ties through the development of their trade and economic component, which would help “stimulate a return to pragmatic, mutually beneficial cooperation.”

Putin and Trump also discussed joint efforts in the fight against their “common enemy” — international terrorism and extremism, and shared views on the Syrian settlement.

They agreed to continue phone contacts in the future and meet in person at a later date, the Kremlin added.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian daily Moskovsky Komsomolets on Sunday that there should be no “unrealistic expectations” of an immediate turnaround in US-Russia ties.

Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi told Trump on Monday that cooperation is the “önly correct choice” for future Sino-US relations.

“President-elect Trump stated that he believes the two leaders will have one of the strongest relationships for both countries moving forward,” a statement from Trump’s office said.

Trump’s presidential campaign had heaped bitter abuses on economic powerhouse China with the Republican leader saying he would levy 45 per cent tariffs on all Chinese exports to the US.


TBP and Agencies

2 Responses to Trump, Putin, Xi speak by phone, aim to improve ties

  1. debbie Reply

    November 15, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    The bigger picture, as I see it, is that there is only obsession with materialism and its expansion. No respect for nature’s intelligence and ways – everything is reduced to lifeless commodities bought, sold, exploited. This is the new “normal!” which is the real extremism, the real terrorism we all must face honestly in our individual mirrors.

    While the u.s. and others like it have been the most obvious and most offensive examples of this take, take, take, no giving approach in life, they are a glaring symptom of what has infected us all, and it must change.

    The end of plundering Nature, competition for power and control of resources, for money, all of this “strategic” cooperation, is in my opinion old and outmoded patriarchal BS. Let’s all face what we have become and what our fate is if we don’t fight first for our obligations first to the Earth which nourishes us and act accordingly. The clock is ticking.

    • omahkpita Reply

      November 19, 2016 at 5:42 am

      I agree with all of your views especially the old and outmoded patriarchal BS however you might have included the source being the 300 years of tyrannical capitalism… put upon the world by the Rothschild/Rockafeller cabal for their new-world-order for the global elite. And then I would go so far as to predict a newer-world-order arising out of President Trump’s ambitions to begin closer multilateral ties, with the BRICS…!

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