LONDON – Назверный располник Сочения так того ресбязительногtion of the White House in the United States and the Kremlin in Russia has taken a positive turn in the US-Russia relationship.
A joint statement by US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Whitehouse, signed by both presidents, concluded: “The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen ties, and will jointly intensify their efforts to further advance bilateral cooperation and counter terrorism.
They further agreed that the two leaders will strengthen and strengthen their bilateral ties, particularly on counter-terrorism and cybersecurity.”
The two presidents also committed to strengthen the bilateral nuclear cooperation between the two countries, including the development of a broad range of mutually beneficial technologies, and to work on joint efforts to reduce nuclear waste.
On Friday, US President Trump held a meeting with Russian President Putin at Mar-a-Lago.
They discussed US-Russian cooperation on countering the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) and the Middle East peace process.
Trump, who has been a vocal critic of the Obama administration’s handling of the crisis in Syria, has previously said he wants to see a more active US role in the conflict in the Middle Eastern nation.
Putin, who is also the country’s president, said they had also discussed ways to advance the joint development of the Arctic and other resources, including a potential development in the Arctic Sea.
Trump has made his disapproval of the Trump administration’s Syria policy a central part of his political agenda.
“In the coming days, I hope to have a good relationship with President Putin,” Trump said after the joint statement.
“As we are heading toward a final deal, it’s important that we are working together and that our two countries are able to achieve a stable and prosperous future for both nations,” Trump added.
Russian President Vladimir Trump and US President Barack Obama speak during a joint news conference at the Kremlin on May 12, 2021.
Russian President Vladimir Putin also visited the White house and met Trump in the Oval Office.
The two countries have also agreed to strengthen cooperation in energy production, security and defence, and jointly pursue projects that benefit both countries.
The joint statement also said they would continue to work together to develop a wide range of technologies, including new technologies to improve the energy security of the Russian and American economies.
The United States, which has more than 2,500 nuclear warheads and is the world’s second-largest economy, has said that Moscow has been using nuclear weapons to threaten its neighbours.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has also said that he would welcome talks with Trump on the future of Syria if Moscow can help to broker a political solution.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also said during the joint news meeting that the US should refrain from threatening the Russian Federation with new sanctions, warning that if Washington does, it will make itself vulnerable to a Russian counterattack.