Trump and Putin's Phone Call

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Jan 28, 2017 5:00 PM
Trump and Putin's Phone Call

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with President Trump via phone on Saturday with hopes of establishing a “fresh start” between their two countries.

The two leaders spoke about their need to work together to defeat ISIS, as well as the Syrian crisis, Ukraine, the Iranian nuclear program and the situation on the Korean peninsula, reports Reuters.

Considering the often tense meetings between President Obama and Putin and the recent investigations into Russia's role in the supposed hacking of the 2016 election, the 45th president intends to rectify their relationship.

Trump also spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President François Hollande, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who he invited to the White House next month. The 45th president's busy weekend will also include a chat with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.