Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump have discussed deescalating tensions in the Korean Peninsula and promoting a diplomatic solution in Syria.
According to a statement released by the Kremlin on Tuesday, the two presidents also agreed to meet in July on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.
The statement, which referred to the conversation as constructive, added that both Trump and Putin emphasized furthering coordination in the battle against global terrorism.
It added that Putin had called for restraint on the situation in Syria and that both leaders had agreed to work towards deselecting tensions with North Korea.
Tensions between North Korea and the US have soared in recent weeks. Washington has repeatedly warned that “all options are on the table” regarding Pyongyang.
The US has recently deployed aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to waters off the Korean Peninsula in a show of force. The USS Michigan nuclear submarine joined the strike group earlier this week.