OREANDA-NEWS. Russian President Vladimir Putin, in congratulating US leader Joe Biden on Christmas and New Year, noted that in the development of the Geneva agreements, the Russian Federation and the United States will be able to establish an effective dialogue. This was announced on Thursday, December 30, by the Kremlin press service.

“Russia and the United States, as countries with a special responsibility for international and regional stability, can and should interact constructively, joining forces in the face of the many challenges and threats facing humanity,” Putin said.

According to the Russian leader, following the agreements reached during the June RF-US summit in Geneva, the countries will be able to "move forward and establish an effective Russian-American dialogue based on mutual respect and consideration of each other's national interests."

On Thursday, December 30, at 23:30 Moscow time, a telephone conversation between Putin and Biden will take place. During the upcoming conversation, the American leader intends to discuss bilateral talks between Moscow and Washington, which will take place on January 10.

On December 29, during a telephone briefing for journalists, a representative of the US administration said that the United States had prepared plans to strengthen NATO and allies in case the situation around Ukraine deteriorated further. The United States intends to discuss with Russia European security, the settlement of the situation in Ukraine in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and in the NATO-Russia Council - a draft treaty with the alliance, he added.