The President of Russia Vladimir Putin asked the Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz to organize a summit with the participation of the President of the United States Donald trump in Vienna, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing a European official, reports DW.
As writes the edition, the theme of the meeting of Putin and trump was raised during the visit of the President of the Russian Federation in Vienna on 5 June. It is noted that Kurtz accepted the request of Putin and promised to give it to the Trump. The fact that Vienna had declared its readiness to organize a meeting of presidents of Russia and the United States, was also confirmed in the White house.
The WSJ notes that Putin does not want to hold the summit in Washington and “would have preferred a neutral place.” The Kremlin believes that the meeting between Putin and trump still was not organized due to the political instability in the United States and the lack of initiatives of Washington. The question of the reporter ORF of the reasons why the summit has not yet taken place, the Russian President during an interview in Vienna suggested “asking colleagues in the United States.”
Trump a positive attitude to the possibility of direct dialogue with Putin.
“As for the potential meeting — when the time comes, will announce it”, — quotes the edition of the US Ambassador in Russia John Huntsman.
We will remind, on March 20, U.S. President Donald trump congratulated in telephone conversation of Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election.