Russian-U.S. relations remain crucial factor of world stability - Putin

Despite some disagreements existing between Russia and the U.S., relations between the two countries remain a crucial factor of international stability, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

Despite some disagreements existing between Russia and the U.S., relations between the two countries remain a crucial factor of international stability, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a message of greetings to U.S. President Barack Obama on the occasion of Independence Day celebrated in the U.S. on Saturday, the Kremlin press service reports.

"In his greetings telegram, the Russian chief of state noted that Russian-American relations, despite disagreements existing between the two countries, remain a crucial factor of world stability and security," it said.

Putin said he was convinced that, "by maintaining dialogue based on principles of equitability and mutual respect for each other's interests, Russia and the U.S. are capable of finding solutions to the most complicated international problems and efficiently opposing global challenges and threats," it said.

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