Putin says willing to meet Trump whenever US is ready
Putin says willing to meet Trump whenever US is ready
Trump wants Russia to rejoin G-7
10 June, 2018, 16:55
QINGDAO, China-China's President Xi Jinping warned against unilateralism and trade protectionism as he, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Central Asian leaders used a regional meeting to criticize USA policy.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Mongolian President Khaltmaa Battulga attend a trilateral meeting in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, June 9, 2018.
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Trump riled USA allies on Friday when he suggested Russian Federation be readmitted to the G7 organization, despite the country's 2014 expulsion because it annexed Crimea from Ukraine.
The summit brings together a block of nations led by the two Eastern powers called the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
"We value the Russia-China comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination", said Putin, adding that friendship between the heads of state and friendship between the two peoples are the solid foundation for the bilateral strategic cooperation.
It can only be conferred on a foreigner who has made outstanding contributions in promoting exchange and cooperation between China and the world, and in maintaining world peace. He says he agrees with that, adding that a thorough discussion is needed to address the issue.
He said a meeting could take place as soon as the United States was ready and that many European countries had offered their help in making it happen.
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"The very fact that we confirm the high level of our interaction and talk about the need for its development, in my opinion, is of great importance, for contemporary global relations, for Russian-Chinese relations", he said.
During his Sunday remarks, Putin also addressed the situation in North Korea - two days ahead President Trump's planned sit-down with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.
Founded in 2001, the SCO also includes the former Central Asian Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
China is mired in tough negotiations with the United States to avoid a trade war, while Moscow has deep differences with Washington on multiple diplomatic fronts, including Syria and Ukraine.
Russian Federation launched an "unprecedented influence campaign to interfere in the us electoral and political process" in 2016, Coats said Friday at a conference in Normandy sponsored by the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington. Why are we having a meeting without them?
This is Mr Putin's first visit this year to China, which Beijing billed as "boasting great significance in planning the future course of China-Russia relations".
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