The Prime Minister spoke to President Putin earlier today on a range of bilateral issues.
On trade, both leaders welcomed the recent deal between BP and Rosneft and commented that it was very positive to see trade between the UK and Russia on the rise. The Prime Minister added that he was looking forward to welcoming President Putin to Northern Ireland for the G8 summit.
On Syria, the Prime Minister set out the urgent need to find a political solution to the crisis. Both leaders agreed that a stable Syria was in everyone’s interest.
On the ongoing situation in Cyprus, the Prime Minister and President agreed it was important that a swift resolution was reached between Cyprus and other members of the Eurozone.