MADRID, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy held a 15-minute phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday night, in which Rajoy said his country could act as an intermediary in U.S. relations with North Africa, Europe and Latin America, Spanish media reported.
Following the conversation, Rajoy posted a tweet saying he had enjoyed a "cordial conversation" with Trump, "to continue strengthening our relationship. We are allies."
The call, which took place at 09:45 p.m. Spanish time, is the second time the two leaders have spoken following an earlier conversation on Dec. 12.
Speaking to the press earlier on Tuesday, Spanish government spokesman Inigo Mendez de Vigo advised that Rajoy would convey his intention to maintain "good relations" between Spain and the United States in an "important moment," in the world where it is important to "talk, listen and to look for agreement and solutions."
"Spain and the United States are two important partners in the world and we have to have a good relationship as Spain is a protagonist in the European Union and we want them to count on us."
Trump and Rajoy also exchanged opinions over the Islamic State, economic issues and security.