Today – 7th July, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Donald Trump have held their first meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Germany, and reportedly exchanged viewpoints on a host of international problems and bilateral issues.
Sitting next to Putin on the sidelines of the economic summit in the northern German city of Hamburg, Trump voiced optimism that there would be “very positive things” in store for the relations between Washington and Moscow, and that it was “an honor” to be with Putin.
“We look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia and the United States,” Trump said.
The US president did not provide any further details about the array of issues he and the Russian leader had conferred, simply terming them as “various things.”
Putin, speaking to reporters through a translator, stated that he had discussed the foreign-sponsored conflict in Syria, clashes in eastern Ukraine as well as fight against terrorism with Trump.
The Russian president went on to say that cyber security was also among topics he talked with his US counterpart. Continue reading “Trump Meets Putin face-to-face, for the first time”