15 Jun 2018 14:54

Xi discusses Korean settlement, congratulates Putin on successful start of FIFA World Cup in phone call

MOSCOW. June 15 (Interfax) - Russian president Vladimir Putin and Chinese president Xi Jinping spoke on the phone on Friday.

"The Russian president thanked the Chinese leader for the hospitable welcome given to him during the recent state visit to China and the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Both sides said they were satisfied with the outcome of those events," the Kremlin press service said in a statement.

Xi congratulated Putin on the successful start of the FIFA World Cup 2018 and wished success to the Russian national team, the press service said.

The interlocutors "touched upon some essential items on the global agenda, including the settlement process on the Korean Peninsula," it said.