Baghdad, The Secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, and the White House National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, discussed preparations for an upcoming summit between the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and the American President, Joe Biden.
The Russian Security Council said, in a statement, that: Patrushev and Sullivan held a phone call today, Monday, in which they discussed the progress of preparations for the summit, as well as possible directions for the development of Russian-American cooperation.
During the talks, Patrushev and Sullivan discussed the Open Skies Agreement, the issue of the Iranian nuclear program, the situation on the Korean Peninsula and the strategic stability in general, where it was stressed the importance of launching a mechanism for Russian-American cooperation on these issues as soon as possible.
For his part, the White House confirmed that the officials discussed today by phone bilateral, regional and global issues of common concern and the prospects for holding a summit between the Russian and American presidents.
A spokeswoman for the US National Security Council, Emily Horne, said in a statement that Salivan and Patrushev agreed in their call to “continue to remain in contact.”
This is the third contact between Patrushev and Silivan since last January, and it coincides with a new escalation in relations between Russia and the United States, in light of Washington’s recent imposition of new broad sanctions on the Russian side and Moscow’s response to this step.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency