Trump, Putin speak discuss bilateral relations, Korean Peninsula in phone call

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam last month. (Reuters)

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed bilateral relations and situation in the Korean Peninsula during a telephone call, the Kremlin said in a statement early on Friday.

Both leaders agreed to continue contacts, the Kremlin added, but did not provide further details.

The White House confirmed this and said a statement about their conversation will be released later in the day.

“President Trump spoke with Putin earlier today and a read out will be sent later tonight,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in an emailed statement.