Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his meeting with U.S. President Donald trump will be held “as soon as” when it will be ready by the American side.
“As soon as possible. As soon as the American side is ready, so once this meeting takes place, well, based, of course, and with my work schedule,” – said Putin at a press-conference on results of his visit to China, RIA Novosti reported.
He also noted that the venue still was not discussed in detail.
“But many countries are willing to assist us. This and some European countries, including Austria, perhaps, the other I never heard of. In General, I think this is a technical question. It is important that these meetings if they take place, or it will be held, this meeting was filled with concrete content,” – said the Russian President.
As reported, on 9 June, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Putin and trump during the last telephone conversation discussed that Vienna may be one of the cities to conduct their bilateral meeting.
June 8 edition of the Wall Street Journal, citing a source in the EU reported that the President of Russia Vladimir Putin asked the Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz to assist in organizing a meeting with the President of the United States Donald trump in Vienna in the summer.
The Wall Street Journal with reference to sources reported that the White house is in the early stages of planning a potential summit between the two heads of state.