• Vladimir Putin urges constructive US-Russia dialogue in his annual New 12 months’s greeting
  • Putin offers a message of help to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Putin burdened the significance of the 2 nations participating in constructive dialogue with the intention to improve world stability and to deal with world challenges and threats, based on a Kremlin information launch.

“This is able to enable us to make progress in selling pragmatic cooperation designed for the long run,” the Russian President mentioned.

Putin additionally famous that the ideas of equality and mutual respect had been the idea of creating relations between the 2 nations.

Final 12 months, observers famous that Putin addressed then-President-elect Trump, moderately than President Barack Obama, in his annual greetings assertion to overseas heads of state and authorities, saying he hoped for a “entire new degree” within the two nations’ interplay.

On this 12 months’s message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Putin mentioned Russia would proceed to help Syria “in upholding its state sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, and selling a political settlement and financial restoration.”

The Russian chief additionally expressed hope that the scenario in Syria would “change for the higher” in 2018.

“Defeating terrorists and quickly bringing the scenario within the Syrian Arab Republic again to regular could be in one of the best pursuits of the entire world and would enhance safety within the Center East,” he mentioned.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad during a meeting in Sochi, Russia, in November.Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad during a meeting in Sochi, Russia, in November.

In his greetings to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Putin highlighted an enchancment in bilateral relations and “substantial” progress in Russia-Turkey cooperation previously 12 months.

“By working carefully collectively our nations have succeeded in stopping the terrorist risk from spreading additional throughout the Center East and created circumstances for launching the political settlement of the Syrian battle,” his message reads.

Putin’s greetings to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa Could “identified that nearer Russian-UK cooperation could be within the primary pursuits of the Russian and British folks and Europe as a complete,” based on the Kremlin.

His message to China for the New 12 months and its upcoming Spring Pageant notes “extra success in Russian-Chinese language relations, with substantial development in mutual commerce and dynamic exchanges in science and expertise, and tradition and the humanitarian sphere” over the previous 12 months.

Putin additionally welcomes progress in Russia’s relations with Japan and South Korea in greetings to their respective leaders.