Putin congratulates Trump, hopes for 'constructive dialogue'

Putin "expressed hope for mutual work on bringing US-Russia relations out of their critical condition".

AFP| Updated: Nov 09, 2016, 14:23 PM IST
Putin congratulates Trump, hopes for 'constructive dialogue'

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump for his victory in US elections, hoping to work with him to improve relations, the Kremlin said in a statement.

Putin "expressed hope for mutual work on bringing US-Russia relations out of their critical condition" and said that "building constructive dialogue" would be in the interest of both countries and the world community, the Kremlin statement said.