On Friday, may 3, at the initiative of the American side of a telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the White house Donald trump, reports “Russian conversation”, citing a statement published on the official Kremlin website.

During the talks the leaders of Russia and the United States discussed the current state and prospects of bilateral relations with focus on economic cooperation. The presidents called for the development of mutually beneficial trade and investment relations.

In addition, the parties stipulated to the international agenda, in particular the situation in Ukraine. The Russian President drew the attention of American colleagues that the new Kiev leadership must take real steps to implement the Minsk agreements, which play a key role in resolving the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

In addition to Ukrainian themes, the interlocutors touched upon the issues relating to Venezuela and North Korea. Putin stressed that only the Venezuelan people have the right to determine the future of their country. Attempts to change the power in the Bolivarian Republic by force have a negative impact on efforts aimed at political settlement of the crisis.

In General, the heads of state remained satisfied with the conversation that was constructive. The parties agreed to continue contacts at various levels.

In the White house, in turn, noted that the conversation Putin and trump was “very positive.”

Recall the last conversation between the presidents of Russia and the United States took place at the beginning of December last year at the summit of “Big twenty” in Argentina.