Medvedev holds telephonic talks with Obama: Kremlin

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Moscow, Nov 9 (UNI) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev held telephonic conversation with US President-elect Barack Obama during which both sides emphasised that the positive development of Russia-US relations were important not only for the two countries, but also for the entire world.

''The President of Russia congratulated Barack Obama on his impressive victory in the presidential elections and the convincing general success of the Democratic Party,'' the Kremlin press service reported, referring to the talks between the two leaders yesterday.

''During the discussion both sides emphasised that relations between Russia and the US are priority ones for both parties and that their positive development is crucial not only for the peoples of the two countries but also for the wider international community,'' it said.

''They noted that as the world is faced with serious problems of a global nature that require harmonious efforts between all countries, Russia and the US face common challenges and bear a shared responsibility,'' it added.

Medvedev and Obama also expressed their desire to ''engage in constructive and positive interaction for the benefit of international stability and development.'' In this connection, ''Medvedev and Barack Obama understand the need for a bilateral meeting in the near future,'' the press service pointed out.

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