Putin and Trump discussed COVID over the phone

Russian and US presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump held a telephone conversation on Monday, during which they expressed serious concern about the scale of the spread of coronavirus in the world and agreed to joint consultations on the state of the oil market.

“The heads of state expressed serious concern about the scale of the spread of coronavirus in the world and informed each other about the measures taken in Russia and the United States to counter this threat. The possibilities of closer cooperation between the two countries in this direction were discussed, ” the message reads.

The US and Russian leaders exchanged views on the current state of the world oil market and agreed on Russian-American consultations on this issue through the energy Ministers.

The heads of state also touched upon some issues of bilateral relations and agreed to continue personal contacts. It is noted that the lengthy telephone conversation took place at the initiative of the American side.

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