Putin assures he is still 'open to dialogue' with Washington

Putin assures he is still 'open to dialogue' with Washington

Putin assures he is still 'open to dialogue' with Washington

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a New Year letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, said that Turkey and his country will continue to strengthen security in Asia. Vladimir Putin responded with announcement that Moscow would be developing new missiles.His recent statement however may pave the way for more stable US-Russia relations.

"He confirmed that Russian Federation is open for dialogue with the USA on the most wide-ranging agenda".

Mr Putin said last Wednesday that Russian Federation would deploy its first regiment of hypersonic nuclear-capable missiles next year, saying that the move meant his country now had a new type of strategic weapon.

In his holiday message, Putin congratulated US President Donald Trump on the occasion of Christmas, reported CNN.

Trump canceled a formal meeting with Putin scheduled for December 1 at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, tweeting "it would be best for all parties" given Russia's seizure days earlier of three Ukrainian naval vessels.

Mr Putin also sent New Year greetings to other world leaders, including prime ministers Theresa May of Britain and Shinzo Abe of Japan, as well as Chinese President Xi Jinping.

President Putin also noted that agreements reached during Indo-Russia annual summit in October contributed in strengthening the privileged strategic partnership between the two nations, says the Russian Embassy in New Delhi.

Since then, the Kremlin has repeatedly said it is open to dialogue.

Putin, in his message to Assad, "wished the Syrian people the earliest return to peaceful and prosperous life".

The events are believed to be carefully stage-managed to appeal to the president's huge number of supporters in Russian Federation.

The Year of China-Russia Local Cooperation and Exchange got off to a good start, and the two countries conducted fruitful cooperation to solve major global and regional issues, he said.

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