Vladimir Putin looks forward to working with Donald Trump

By Brian Ang Dec 02, 2016 04:09 AM EST
Vladimir Putin looks to reset Russian relations with the US
RUSSIA, MOSCOW - DECEMBER 1: (RUSSIA OUT) Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual speech to the Federal Assembly at Grand Kremlin Palace on December, 1, 2016 in Moscow, Russia. Putin spoke favorably towards future bilateral ties with the US once Donald Trump takes office in January. (Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)

When the Trump administration assumes power in January next year, Russia will be pressing the reset button to resume regular relations with the United States.

For eight years, President Vladimir Putin has been butting heads with Washington due to policy differences mainly in Europe and the Middle East. Now, Moscow wants to fine tune the working relationship of the two powerful nations.

In a speech at the Kremlin, the Russian leader has pointed out the significance of enhancing bilateral ties that will mutually benefit both sides.

In line with this, Putin has stated that battling terrorism in Syria can be an avenue for joint cooperation. Considering that President-elect Donald Trump has reiterated that American policy will steer clear of backing Syrian rebels, the possibility of a partnership is likely to happen.

In fact, the Russian leader is willing to sit down with his American counterpart to discuss global security.

Trump's plan to withdraw the sanction against Russia with regards to the Federation's annexation of Crimea in 2014 will further boost Washington's affiliation with Moscow.

Putin has also downplayed the reports that his country has been making enemies with its foreign policy. However, the President will not allow Russian interests to be intruded or violated.

The US has long been enthusiastic about normalizing its relations with Russia. During the early going of the Obama administration, the two nations have tackled deals on arms reduction and nuclear non-proliferation. However, such agreements have gone awry.

The situation has escalated further when President Obama accused Moscow of infiltrating American business and political online domains during the election period.

While campaigning, Trump has called on reinvigorating relations with Russia. The incoming President has also said that he and Putin can get along well.

Shortly after the real estate billionaire won the presidency, Trump has communicated with Putin. Aside from re-establishing the harmonious state between the two countries, both leaders have also tackled economic and security issues.

 

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