Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with his American counterpart Donald Trump. This was reported in the Kremlin on Monday, March 30.
The leaders of the two countries expressed common concerns over the spread of coronavirus infection in the world. Putin and Trump told each other what measures Russia and the United States are taking to combat COVID-19. The presidents of Russia and the United States agreed on how countries can work together as closely as possible to combat the disease.
“The heads of state expressed serious concern over the extent of coronavirus spreading around the world and informed each other about measures being taken in Russia and the United States to counter this threat. Possibilities for closer cooperation between the two countries in this area were discussed,” the Kremlin press service said in a statement released on Monday, March 30.
In addition, Putin and Trump agreed on consultations on the oil market at the level of the Russian and U.S. energy ministries.
Earlier on March 30, the U.S. leader said it is important to negotiate with Russia.