Trump, Putin talk about better relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team says he has spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump’s advisers say the two leaders discussed a “range of issues including the threats and challenges facing the United States and Russia,” along with economic issues and the U.S-Russian relationship.

Trump’s transition team says that Trump told Putin he looks forward to “a strong and enduring relationship with Russia and the people of Russia.”

In a statement issued after the Monday call, Kremlin says that Putin expressed readiness to establish a “partner-like” dialogue with Trump’s incoming administration.