Kremlin says Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin want better relations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's transition team says he has spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump's advisers say the two leaders discussed a "range of issues including the threats and challenges facing the United States and Russia," along with economic issues and the U.S-Russian relationship.

Trump's transition team says that Trump told Putin he looks forward to "a strong and enduring relationship with Russia and the people of Russia."

In a statement issued after the Monday call, Kremlin says that Putin expressed readiness to establish a "partner-like" dialogue with Trump's incoming administration.

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The Kremlin says that Russian President Vladimir Putin and President-elect Donald Trump have agreed in a phone call to work to improve U.S.-Russian relations.

The Kremlin says that Putin expressed readiness to establish a "partner-like" dialogue with Trump's administration.

In the U.S., Trump's office says the president-elect noted to Putin that he is very much looking forward to having a strong and enduring relationship with Russia and the people of Russia

The Kremlin says that Putin and Trump agreed that U.S.-Russian ties are "unsatisfactory" and spoke for joint efforts to normalize them and engage in a "constructive cooperation on a broad range of issues."

The Kremlin adds that they also agreed on the need to combine efforts in the fight against the No. 1 enemy — international terrorism and extremism." The Kremlin says they discussed the settlement of the Syrian crisis in that context.

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