MOSCOW, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump discussed issues related to the coronavirus pandemic and exchanged congratulations on the 75th anniversary of the World War II victory during a telephone conversation on Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement.
"In discussing the coronavirus situation, a positive assessment was given to bilateral cooperation. It was agreed to further promote coordination in this direction," it said.
"In particular, the United States offered to send Russia medical equipment," it added.
The two leaders exchanged congratulations on the 75th anniversary of the World War II victory, stressing the significance of the alliance at that time, according to the Kremlin.
Putin and Trump agreed that the two countries can make progress on many current issues if they follow this tradition, including ensuring the strategic stability, combating terrorism, resolving regional conflicts and countering epidemics, the Kremlin said.
The two leaders also touched upon other pressing issues on the international agenda and reaffirmed the importance of maintaining bilateral dialogue and contacts in various fields, it added.