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Putin, Merkel hold phone call after German polls: Kremlin
September 26, 2017 / 9:57 AM / in 22 days

Putin, Merkel hold phone call after German polls: Kremlin

Christian Democratic Union CDU party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a news conference at the CDU party headquarters, a day after the general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken over the phone to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, congratulating her on the victory by a loyal bloc of parties in Germany’s parliamentary polls, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday.

Both of them underlined their readiness to continue the “mutually advantageous” cooperation between Russia and Germany, the statement said.

Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Dmitry Solovyov

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