On March 20, US President Donald Trump called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to congratulate with his election victory. Throughout the telephone conversation, Trump proposed Putin to have a meeting, the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov revealed on April 2.
Answering the question about the date of this meeting, the presidential aide said “it wasn’t discussed”. “This is a quite interesting and positive idea,” he added.
Following Ushakov’s statement, the White House press secretary Sarah Sanders cleared up that the meeting could be held in “the not-too-distant future”.
“As the President himself confirmed on March 20, hours after his last call with President Putin, the two had discussed a bilateral meeting in the not-too-distant future at a number of potential venues, including the White House. We have nothing further to add at this time,” Sanders said.
The last meeting of Putin and Trump occurred on July 7, 2017 at the Group of 20 summit in Germany. The presidents discussed tensioned relations between Russia and the USA, the conflict in Syria and Ukraine, other important issues. According to Trump, the rendez-vous was held in a “tremendous” atmosphere during two hours. However, the relations between these countries remained complicated.
If the aforementioned meeting between Trump and Putin takes place, two global powers will have an additional chance to find common points in existing difficult situation.