Published: Mon, July 30, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Trump, Putin open to another meeting, possibly in Moscow

Trump, Putin open to another meeting, possibly in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin praised US President Donald Trump's commitment to fulfilling promises made during his presidential campaign, Putin said during the press conference on the outcomes of the BRICS summit.

A summit last week between the pair in Helsinki caused Trump serious domestic problems, with the USA president accused of appeasing a man who allegedly tried to tilt the 2016 United States presidential election.

"He has, in fact, the same invitation [to come to Moscow], and I told him so".

Vladimir Putin and billionaire Mr Trump met in the Finnish capital Helsinki for a historic diplomatic summit earlier this month.

"We need for the appropriate conditions to exist, to be created, including in our countries".

On Wednesday, National Security Adviser John Bolton said that the president instead "believes that the next bilateral meeting with President Putin should take place after the Russia witch hunt is over", referring to U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether there was collusion among the Trump campaign team.

The White House also said the transcript was updated for presidential records, although at the time on Wednesday, the online version of the transcript still omitted the reporter's first question.

Putin said Friday he is ready to invite Trump if conditions are right, and he is also ready to visit Washington.

One former White House official told the Post that Trump has previously complained about aggressive reporters, saying, "Is there nothing that we could do?" He also said that it was in the interests of Russian Federation and the United States to extend arms control treaties.

He said the global deal on Iran's nuclear program, from which Trump has withdrawn, was also an area that needed U.S.

At the same time, he has made clear his desire for future talks with Putin and an improved relationship between the U.S. and Russian Federation. "We are not going to comment further on security procedures".

"In Helsinki, @POTUS agreed to ongoing working level dialogue between the two security council staffs", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders wrote on Twitter July 19. "You can not discuss everything by phone". "We need to minimise risks, we see what's happening with sanctions".

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