Trump wanted to meet with Putin
The United States has asked Russia to negotiate at the highest level. About it reports «Kommersant» with reference to the source close to the State Department.
The interlocutor of the publication noted that the probability of negotiations between the presidents of the two countries Donald trump and Vladimir Putin is estimated as high. The meeting may take place at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, in June. Now Washington is waiting for Moscow’s response to this request. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in a conversation with RIA Novosti admitted that the issue of the future meeting of Putin and trump can be discussed during the visit of us Secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Sochi. «We have always said that the presence of leaders at the event of the appropriate level opens such an opportunity,» — said Ryabkov.
On May 3, at the initiative of the American side, Putin and Trump had a telephone conversation. The presidents discussed the issue of nuclear arms control, «Russian intervention», as well as the situation in Venezuela, Ukraine, and China.
Us Secretary of state Mike Pompeo will visit Russia may 13-14. He intends to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. According to Pompeo, he was instructed to discuss with the Russian side the areas in which Moscow and Washington can find common interests.