Moscow: The Russian President said that he is ready to cooperate with the administration of President-elect Donald Trump in the fight against international terrorism.
During his annual State of the Nation Address on Thursday, President Vladimir Putin said: "We hope to unite our forces with the United States in the fight against the real threat -- international terrorism."
Putin emphasized that he is not interested in disputes or making new enemies, and wants to normalize relations with the US, Efe news agency reported.
He also said that US-Russia cooperation to solve global and regional issues responds to the interests of the whole world.
Putin highlighted that this task is also fulfilled by Russian soldiers fighting in Syria and warned that "attempts to upset the strategic balance are extremely dangerous and could lead to a global catastrophe."
As for the European Union, the head of the Kremlin said he is prepared for a dialogue to create a Eurasian union.
The Russian leader also shed light on strengthening the cooperation with Asian countries, especially China and India, but denied that this would dictate a cooling of relations with the US or the EU.