Washington | us president Donald Trump spoke Thursday with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss in particular the difficult negotiations on nuclear disarmament.
The two leaders discussed “ongoing efforts to overcome the pandemic of the coronavirus while continuing to re-open economies,” according to the brief account of the White House.
During this exchange, Mr. Trump ” reiterated his hope of avoiding a costly arms race between China, Russia and the United States “, adds the text.
The tenant of the White House has also called his wishes of progress in the negotiations of Vienna.
Americans and Russians have launched at the end of June in Austria discussions to replace the bilateral treaty, New Start on limiting the number of nuclear warheads, which expires in February 2021.
The United States wants to include China in the negotiations, saying that its nuclear capacity is growing rapidly. Beijing refuses, pointing to have an arsenal without common measure with the two ex-rivals of the cold War.
The report of the White House does not mention the G7 summit that the president Trump wants to run in the fall by inviting other countries, including Russia, to join the meeting.
Moscow has been excluded in 2014 in what was then the G8 to have annexed Crimea.