On the sidelines of the G20 summit in the Chinese Hangzhou, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the new Prime Minister of great Britain Teresa may. Mae was headed by the British government after David Cameron abandoned his post because of the loss of supporters of the preservation of Britain in the EU at the referendum on Brexit.
“I am very pleased to meet with you and to meet you personally and to congratulate you on your election as Prime Minister,” — said Putin, greeting Mae (quoted by TASS). According to the President, “all clear,” before the Prime Minister of Britain and her crew are complex tasks. “But in front of us before all are complex tasks,” — said Putin.
He wished Teresa Mei success and expressed hope that Moscow and London will be able to “bring bilateral relations to a higher level than they are today”.
“Here we definitely have something to do in the political sphere and in the sphere of economy”, — concluded Putin.
The British leader, in turn, agreed that the UK after deciding to leave the European Union “has enough challenges.”
“And while I understand that between us there will be some differences, and there are a number of complex and serious matters to discuss, I hope we can have a Frank and open dialogue,” said Mae (quoted by Reuters).
While I recognize there will be some differences between us, there are some serious areas of concern and questions for discussion, I hope we can have a Frank and open dialogue and relationships,” said may.
Earlier, announcing the meeting of Putin and may, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov noted that relations between Moscow and London are now almost frozen, except for his “phone conversations with a colleague — Advisor on national security.” In July this year, during his first speech to Parliament, may called the real “Russian threat”. “The threat from countries like Russia and North Korea remains real,” she said.