According to advisor to US President-elect Donald Trump, Carter Page, he has a number of planned meetings with influential businessmen and thought leaders in Moscow.
Advisor to US President-elect Donald Trump, Carter Page, has arrived in Moscow, he has a series of planned talks in the Russian capital, the RIA Novosti news agency reported on Thursday.
“I will meet with influential businessmen and thought leaders,” Page told the news agency.
The Trump’s advisor also added that he would stay in Moscow until December 13.
Later, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that diplomats do not plan to meet with Carter Page.
Earlier, Page said that the administration of the US President-elect needs people, who believe in potential of Russian-American relations. According to him, dialogue between the countries is impossible without trust in Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
In the past, Carter Page worked in a department of the Merrill Lynch investment bank in Moscow. In July, talking about the trip of the Trump’s advisor to Moscow, US media drew special attention to the fact that in his speech to students and journalists he criticized the US policy toward Russia. At the same time, the US intelligence services confirmed that they keep watch over Page.