U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed that better efforts at cooperation will be made by U.S. and Russia over the civil war in Syria. Two leaders spoke on the phone, the White House said, and agreed to focus on setting up safe zones in Syria.
Following a U.S. missile strike on the Syrian air base, relations between Washington and Moscow reached another low point. Russia, main ally of the regime of Bashar al-Assad, was outraged by the attack, and called it a violation of international law.
Despite the substantial differences over Syria, the U.S. and Russia say that Putin and Trump are ready to organize their first official face-to-face meeting.
The meeting is scheduled for July, though the location is still unknown.