Condoleezza Rice gave George W. Bush’s letter to Mr Putin which said that the United States supported the further development of the Russian-US relations.
Ms Rice also met with Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Alexander Voloshin, Security Council Secretary Vladimir Rushailo, Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov.
The discussions focused on different aspects of Russian-American relations, and prospects for their development, the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the fight against international terrorism.
They also discussed the situation in Iraq. Russia confirmed its position regarding the Iraq war, which is to bring the issue to the UN negotiating table.
Russia also expressed its concern over the attack on its diplomatic convoy, during which some diplomats and embassy officials were wounded, as well as the actions of the United States military to impede the convoy movement.