Conversation of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and his us counterpart Donald trump will be held on Saturday evening Moscow time, confirmed the official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. About it the correspondent “Tapes.ru” on Friday, January 27.
“Putin has in mind to congratulate the President of trump with the inauguration of the President of the United States. And, of course, usually in the course of such contacts is an exchange of opinions on the basic parameters of the current state of bilateral relations”, — said Peskov.
At the same time, according to him, it is too early to say that the heads of state agreed on a personal meeting. “I don’t know, wait for this conversation. It will depend on heads of state,” — said the official representative of the Kremlin.
Peskov stressed that the upcoming conversation will be the first between Putin and trump after his inauguration. So you can expect talks “substantive contacts around the perimeter is hardly necessary”.
Informed the correspondent of TV channel NBC Hallie Jackson, citing sources in the us administration, wrote on Twitter about the plans for trump to talk on the phone with the Russian President this weekend. “The first call of the inauguration,” said Jackson.
Previous conversation Putin and trump was held on 14 November last year. The heads of state discussed the relations between the two countries and spoke about the need to unite efforts in the fight against international terrorism and extremism. They also agreed to continue contacts on the phone and in the future, to hold a personal meeting.
Trump won the presidential election held on 8 November 2016, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton. His inauguration took place in Washington on January 20.