MOSCOW, June 8. /TASS/. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin hopes that his forthcoming meeting with the President of the United States Donald trump will be constructive. He declared it in interview to the program “Vesti on Saturday with Sergei Brilev”, full version of which will air on Saturday on the TV channel “Russia 24”.
“He is a man, thoughtful, a good listener and responds to the following source arguments. All this gives me reason to believe that the dialogue can be constructive,” – said Putin.
Earlier, the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov told TASS that the Russian foreign Ministry is substantive preparation of the meeting of leaders of Russia and the United States and that the need for such contact is very high, in terms of starting the process of normalization and improvement of relations between Moscow and Washington. According to him, the us side agrees with this position.
March 20, Putin and trump held a telephone conversation. According to the press service of the Kremlin, the foreign Ministers of the US and Russia on the basis of this conversation was instructed to study the question of the leaders ‘ meeting. Moreover, it became known is later that trump not only talked about the possibility of meeting, but also invited Putin to do this in Washington. At the end of last month, the assistant to the Russian leader Yury Ushakov said that the possibility of organizing a meeting between Putin and trump in the coming months, before the November summit of the group of twenty, not yet being discussed.
Putin and trump had previously crossed paths in July 2017 at the summit of “twenty” in Hamburg, where he spent nearly three-hour conversation. Later, the presidents of the Russian Federation and the USA met in November at the APEC summit in the Vietnamese da Nang, where they could exchange only a few words and a handshake.