MOSCOW, December 31. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia intends to maintain constructive co-operation with the United States as the two countries can make tangible contributions to global stability through joint efforts, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a congratulatory message on New Year and Christmas to U.S. counterpart Barack Obama on Tuesday.
“The Russian president noted the events of the outgoing year showed graphically that Russia and the United States, acting in the spirit of partnership with respect for mutual interests, can make real contributions in maintaining global stability and tackling the most pressing international problems,” Putin said in a message released by the Kremlin press service on Tuesday.
“Putin confirmed the striving to continue constructive dialogue and joint work to build up trust and mutual understanding in Russia-U.S. relations and broader co-operation in economic, scientific-technical, cultural and other spheres,” the Kremlin press service reported.