Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump want “real coordination” against Islamic State in Syria, according to the Kremlin.
In their first conversation since Mr Trump’s inauguration, the Kremlin said in a statement that “both sides showed their readiness for active, joint work to stabilise and develop Russian-American cooperation”.
The pair agreed to establish “partner-like cooperation” on issues such as Ukraine, Iran’s nuclear programme, tensions on the Korean peninsula and the Arab-Israeli conflict, Moscow added.
There was no immediate comment from the White House on the eagerly awaited call.
The pair will maintain “regular personal contact” and start to prepare for a face-to-face meeting, the Kremlin statement added.
Ties between the US and Russia have been plunged to their lowest depths since the Cold War by the Ukraine crisis, Syria’s civil war and allegations of Russian meddling in US…