Russian and US presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will discuss bilateral relations, disarmament, ensuring stability in the world, as well as the incident in the Kerch Strait during the meeting on December 1 in Buenos Aires. According to TASS, said the assistant to the Russian President Yuri Ushakov.
The presidential aide noted that the meeting with Trump will be held after Breakfast with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Speaking about the format of the meeting, Ushakov pointed out that it is planned to talk in a tet-a-tet format, then key members of both delegations will join the conversation. He explained that the meeting is equally important for both sides, as well as for the further development of the situation in the world.
Speaking about the topics of conversation, Ushakov noted that first of all the issues of strategic security and disarmament will be discussed. The second set of issues includes regional governance and counter-terrorism. As the assistant to the President of Russia specified, the Syrian issue, the Iranian nuclear program and the situation on the Korean Peninsula will be touched upon. “It is possible that the presidents will discuss the latest developments in the Kerch Strait,” he said. The third block will be devoted to the relations between Moscow and Washington, Ushakov added.
Commenting Trump’s words that the incident with the Ukrainian ships may cause the cancellation of the meeting, Ushakov expressed the hope that information about this will be brought to the Russian side through official channels, not through the media.
On December 1, Putin will also meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss the mechanism for concluding a peace Treaty. According to Ushakov, November 30, Putin will hold talks in Argentina with French President Emmanuel Macron. The conversation with the French leader will focus on the Ukrainian crisis, the Syrian settlement, the Iranian nuclear program and security in Europe. Putin will also meet with crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman. According to Ushakov, they can discuss the murder of journalist Jamal Hackage.
On the eve Trump said that his talks with Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina may not take place because of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine in the Kerch Strait. The Kremlin then said that they did not receive information from the US about the possible cancellation of the meeting of leaders.
On November 27, White house Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that the us President will hold bilateral talks with his Russian counterpart at the G20 summit. According to US President’s national security adviser John Bolton, the topics of the meeting between trump and Putin will be security, arms control, the situation in the middle East and Ukraine