Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of
the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam this week.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Piskov told reporters that both Putin and Trump had a program laden with bilateral talks already on the agenda.
and there was also the summit program itself.
“That is why the parties are working to determine the appropriate time and form” for a meeting between the two leaders, and that there is “a high probability” of such a meeting.
“Putin and Trump will participate in the summit itself and will be in a single room, so it is logical that they will discuss and discuss some issues.
” Kremlin diplomatic adviser Yuri Ushakov said.
He added that there is a willingness to hold a bilateral meeting “separate and extensive” between the two presidents.
but the time frame for this meeting has not yet been agreed, stressing that there are many problems in bilateral relations between the two countries and that it is in a state of collapse.
Lavrov said, “We hear statements by Donald Trump that he plans to hold this meeting with President Putin.
” adding that his country’s authorities are currently discussing the possibility of holding the meeting and its timetable.
Lavrov said that his meeting with his US counterpart Rex Tillerson might also take place during the summit.
and that he plans to discuss bilateral relations that require “serious” reforms, as well as the situation on North Korea, Syria, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Ukraine.
Putin and Trump met for the first time on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, last July, but relations between their two countries deteriorated further.