Published: Wed, November 08, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Putin ready for meeting with Trump - Russian FM

Putin ready for meeting with Trump - Russian FM

The presidents have not always seen eye to eye on the best way to deal with Kim Jong-un and his depraved regime.

Trump is now in China, where he is making his first visit as US president.

He instead urged for a diplomatic outcome.

United States President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will likely meet later this week on the sidelines of an economic summit in Vietnam, The Kremlin said Wednesday. "We are ready for a separate substantive bilateral meeting whose possibility has been discussed on numerous occasions", Ushakov said.

"There are plans to hold several bilateral meetings [on the sidelines of the APEC leaders' summit on November 10 between Russian President Vladimir Putin and] Vietnam's President [Tran Dai Quang, ] China's President Xi Jinping, [Japan's] Prime Minister [Shinzo] Abe and the Philippines' President [Rodrigo] Duterte", he said.

The Russian foreign minister's statement comes after the Washington Post reported that the Clinton presidential campaign and the DNC were donors for a dossier aimed at discrediting Trump by revealing negative information about his past business dealings.

"And understanding that Putin doesn't want to see the United States more deeply involved on the Korean Peninsula, share that a military scenario could result in more USA troops in the region, which is inimical to Putin's interests".

Ahead of Trump's visit, two supersonic aircraft conducted a bombing exercise over the Korean Peninsula as a show of force against North Korea. They can help us with Syria.

But Ms Winograd said the superpowers would agree on how to cooperate on problems faced by the Middle East because "neither the United States nor Russian Federation want to see another Middle Eastern crisis".

He noted that the two leaders will take part in the summit, and "it is logical that they can meet and discuss certain issues".

He added: "Somehow or another it requires cooperation".

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