HAMBURG, July 7. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he discussed with U.S. President Donald trump the situation in Ukraine, Syria, combating terrorism and cybercrime and cybersecurity.
“I had a very long conversation with the President of the United States. Have a lot of questions – there is Ukraine, Syria and other issues, some bilateral questions. We’re back to the fight against terrorism, cyber security,” Putin said at a meeting with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.
Putin apologized to Abe for what the Japanese Prime Minister had to wait about an hour for his meeting with the Russian leader. “And I, and on behalf of [U.S. President] – we apologize,” – said Putin.
The conversation between the leaders of Russia and the USA lasted 2 hours and 15 min. She became the first personal meeting of presidents, to leaders communicated only by phone.
Starting the talks, Putin and trump has spoken out in favour of the development dialogue. Conversation leaders was held without the presence of the press. The meeting was attended only by the Ministers of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the United States.
Abe welcomed the Russian-American dialogue at the highest level and sympathetic to the long wait of his meeting with the President of the Russian Federation.
“Indeed, although I was looking forward to today’s meeting, but, on the other hand, I have repeatedly said that dealing with such issues as Ukraine, Syria, North Korea and other global issues require a meeting between the leaders of Russia and the United States,” said Abe at the meeting with Putin.