The White House confirmed earlier on Thursday that Russia’s president Vladimir Putin will meet the POTUS at the G20 summit which will take place in Hamburg, Germany.
JUST IN: President Trump will meet with Vladimir Putin at G20 summit next week.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 29, 2017
The two world leaders will finally sit face to face on the sidelines of the summit and according to Trump’s national security adviser H.R. McMaster:
“There is no specific agenda. It’s really going to be whatever the president wants to talk about.”
“Our relationship with Russia is no different than any other country.”
Russian President’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed the G20 meeting, but he said no followups had been arranged. Kremlin’s spokesman said on Thursday:
“They will meet in any case there, on the sidelines of this summit, but no (separate) meeting is planned at the moment,”
Before the G20 meeting was confirmed on Thursday by both parties, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was quoted as saying for RT that such an encounter would be beneficial for the world’s super powers as it would cover key topics, such as the normalization of bilateral relations, including the hot-topic of Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said for RT on Wednesday:
First of all, we should try to achieve normalization of dialogue, so that the dialogue is based on the fundamental interests of both Russia and the US
The first face to face meeting between President Trump and Vladimir Putin arrives amid escalating tensions with regard to the Syrian crisis and it will be interesting to hear the faint accusations of collusion rekindled by the meeting coming from the bowels of left-wing mainstream media’s HQ (read CNN). I wonder if Putin is going to get raspberries with his chocolate cake while being informed that we just invaded Syria. I am just kidding, but let’s remember the classic “after the election I’ll have more flexibility” meme, just for fun.