The Kremlin announced the two held a phone conversation on Monday.
Trump and Putin reportedly shared their views on combatting international terrorism and extremism, and on settling the crisis in Syria. Putin reportedly congratulated the president-elect on his victory, and wished him success. The Russian president reportedly told the US president-elect that Russia is ready to maintain constructive dialogue with the new US administration, based on principles of equal rights, mutual respect, and non-interference in the international affairs of one another. According to the Kremlin, both stressed the importance of building a strong foundation for bilateral ties through economic development. The year 2017 will mark 210 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and the United States. They agreed to maintain phone contacts, and to plan a meeting in person soon.