Trump wanted to be a friend of Putin
The President of the United States Donald trump expects that all countries in the future, along with Russia and will have a relationship with her. He said this in Brussels at a press conference on the results of the NATO summit, reports Reuters.
“I hope that we will be able to negotiate with Russia. I think we will succeed”, — quotes the American leader TASS.
Trump said that NATO is a very strong ally, much stronger than the States individually. He added that he wants to see Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threat to Europe or the United States, and that this requires the Alliance. According to him, the Russian leader will soon see the unity of the members of the unit.
In addition, trump said that Putin currently can’t be his friend because they are very poorly know each other.
He reiterated that the Russian President is his rival, not an enemy.
“I hope that someday he will become a friend. I just don’t know him very well,” said he.
The us leader also said, what issues he intends to raise at the meeting with Putin. One of those can be stop exercises, which the United States carried out in the Baltic States. He also intends to discuss the situation in Ukraine and Syria, the estimated interference in American elections, gun control. Assessment of trump, this meeting will be the simplest during his trip to Europe, and may also be effective, although expectations are not very high.
The leaders of Russia and USA will meet in the Finnish capital Helsinki on July 16. It was reported that they intend to discuss prospects of further development of relations between Moscow and Washington, as well as topical issues on the international agenda. This will be the first full meeting of the two presidents without reference to the summits. Year ago heads of state met for the first time in Hamburg on the sidelines of the G20, and then had a short conversation in Vietnam at the APEC summit.