An agreement on the time and place of the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald trump reached at the meeting of Putin with the US presidential Advisor for homeland security John Bolton.
A statement published on the website of the President of Russia. The Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov also noted that the time and place of the meeting of Putin and trump will be announced later.
According to him, “for the summit chosen a very convenient place both for Russia and for the United States. This is the third country”. “I can say that an agreement was reached on holding the summit, even an agreement on the time, venue, and obviously we are working with American counterparts will announce tomorrow,” – said Ushakov.
Prior to Putin’s meeting with Bolton held closed contacts of the two sides, which agreed on the possibility of holding such a summit, Ushakov said.
Putin and Bolton discussed on Wednesday the priority issues that are raised at the summit. In the Kremlin stated that during the upcoming meeting of the presidents “will focus on bilateral relations, the Syrian settlement and the disarmament dossier.”
Meeting of the presidents of Russia and the United States will last for several hours. “The presidents will meet in the middle of the day, in the beginning will talk tete-a-tete,” – said Ushakov. The Kremlin expects that the meeting between Putin and trump will give a good impetus to development of bilateral relations.
Putin will be happy to take the Big seven in Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he would be happy to hold a summit of the group of seven in Moscow. About it reports Reuters.
“We decided to leave the band, at some point, our colleagues have refused to come to Russia for obvious reasons (Russia was expelled from G8 over annexation of Crimea – approx. ed.). Please, we look forward to seeing everyone here in Moscow,” Putin told reporters at a briefing in the Chinese city of Qingdao.
In addition, Putin added that the meeting led by Russia and China of the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO), in which he participated in China, ahead of seven. The latter currently includes the US, Canada, Japan, UK, Italy, France and Germany.
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Russia never wanted to return to Big eight and focused on other forms of international cooperation where shared approaches.
It was also reported that the US President Donald trump called for the return of the Russian Federation in the G8.
Ushakov: the preparation of Putin’s meeting with trump do not lead
“Our President mentioned at the St Petersburg forum that Russia and America is, of course, something to talk about. But such training is not conducted specific. In this regard, the calendar is still on March 20, when during a telephone conversation trump has offered to consider the possibility of holding such a meeting. Now, however, the question is – where and when – hangs in the air so far,” – said Ushakov, reports TASS.
In an interview with the Austrian broadcasting company ORF Putin did not answer the question of why still did not take place following the meeting with trump. “It is necessary to ask our colleagues from the United States. In my opinion, this is a consequence of the political struggle in the United States,” – said Putin.
Putin and trump met in international forums (summits of “twenty” and APEC in 2017), and also held several telephone conversations. The last conversation took place March 20.
The foreign Ministers of Russia and the USA have been instructed to study the question of the meeting of the presidents. Trump in a recent telephone conversation, Putin invited for talks in Washington.