Telephone conversation with US President Joseph Biden 2021-07-09 21:20:00 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the United States Joseph Biden. The presidents continued their dialogue on ensuring information security and countering cybercrime, which they started at the Russia-US summit in Geneva. In the context of recent reports on a series of cyberattacks ostensibly made from Russian territory, Vladimir Putin noted that despite Russia’s willingness to curb criminal manifestations in the information space through a concerted effort, no inquiries on these issues have been received from US agencies in the last month. At the same time, considering the scale and seriousness of the challenges in this area, Russia and the US must maintain permanent, professional and non-politicised cooperation. This must be conducted through specialised information exchange channels between the authorised government agencies, through bilateral judicial mechanisms and while observing the provisions of international law. The leaders emphasised the need for detailed and constructive cooperation in cybersecurity and for the continuation of such contacts. The presidents also reviewed the situation in Syria with an emphasis on the humanitarian aspects. Both leaders positively assessed the coordination of Russian and US efforts in this area, including in the UN Security Council. Vladimir Putin expressed his sincere condolences over the tragic consequences of the building collapse in Surfside, Florida, which caused numerous casualties.