President Putin of Russia has said today that he’s ready for a face to face meeting with US President Donald Trump over the dangers of new arms race.
“I agree with him, and to have a meaningful discussion, our ministries of foreign affairs and experts should get involved and work closely together, and of course a meeting in person is necessary,” Putin told reporters at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Qingdao, China.
Back in April, the White House has said that it would make an arrangement between the two nations for discussion of various matters.
“As soon as the US side is ready, this meeting shall take place, of course, fitting my working schedule. We did not discuss a specific location but many countries offer their support, including Austria,” said Putin, who visited Austria earlier in the week.
Both nations have previously boasted about their nuclear capabilities. The US had earlier threatened to launch missiles at Russian troops in Syria but the Russian authorities, who are ally of the Bashaar al-Assad’s government, responded that they’ll shoot down any US missile fired anywhere in the country.
However, the ties between the US government and the Russian administration seems to be growing stronger as President Trump raised a motion (which was rejected) for the readmittance of Russia into the G7.