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Obama Congratulates Putin on Presidential Victory, Praises Russia's Cooperation on Iran, Afghanistan

And he looks forward to hosting President-Elect Putin at the G-8 Summit in May at Camp David.

President Obama with Russian President Vladimir Putin

 

A readout of President Obama's congratulatory call to Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin, highlights Obama's praise for "achievements" in U.S.-Russia relations over the past three years with President Medvedev, including cooperation on Afghanistan, the conclusion and ratification of the START agreement, Russia’s recent invitation to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) and what he believes is the country's "cooperation on Iran."

Politico provides the full readout:

"President Obama called Russian President-elect and Prime Minister Putin to congratulate him on his recent victory in the Russian Presidential election. President Obama highlighted achievements in U.S.-Russia relations over the past three years with President Medvedev, including cooperation on Afghanistan, the conclusion and ratification of the START agreement, Russia’s recent invitation to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) and cooperation on Iran. President Obama and President-Elect Putin agreed that the successful reset in relations should be built upon during the coming years. The President said that he looked forward to hosting President-Elect Putin at the G-8 Summit in May at Camp David. The two leaders outlined areas for future cooperation, including strengthening trade and investment relations arising out of Russia’s pending accession to the WTO. President Obama and President-Elect Putin agreed to continue discussions on areas where the United States and Russia have differed, including Syria and missile defense. President Obama and President-Elect Putin agreed to continue their efforts to find common ground and remove obstacles to better relations."

It seems the president failed to address the recent riots taking place across the country fueled by what many Russians believe was Putin's fraudulent and engineered election win.

 

(h/t: WeaselZippers)

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