Mr Bush spoke about the Iraqi conflict in relation to his recent speech to the American nation.
Mr Putin, in turn, said he regretted the ultimative decisions taken by Washington and the fact that the two sides had failed to reach a compromise. He stressed that in any situation, the United Nations and its Security Council were to play a central role in providing international peace and stability.
The two leaders noted that despite differences in their points of view, they would pay special attention to maintaining bilateral contacts.
The conversation took place on America’s initiative.