Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to strengthen in the coming year, the dialogue with the United States. His country was open for talks, said the Kremlin chief in his new year’s wishes to his American counterpart, Donald Trump. “The relationships are an important factor for strategic stability and international security,” it said in a message from Sunday.

The relationship between Moscow and Washington for years has been bad. In addition to the conflicts in the Ukraine and in Syria especially allegations weigh on sentiment, Russia did interfere in the American election campaign. The 30-year-old Treaty between Russia and America on the prohibition of atomic medium-threatens-range nuclear weapons to be phased out. Putin and Trump had met in the summer to hold bilateral talks in Helsinki; other such Meetings are not yet planned.

In his Greetings to many heads of state and head of government, Putin also announced, the good cooperation with Germany will continue to want. “This is not only for the peoples of both countries, but also for the whole of Europe,” it said. He wishes Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel all the best for the new year.