Russian President Vladimir Putin along with U.S. President Donald Trump may meet next week at an APEC summit in Vietnam, the Kremlin said on Friday, saying talks were underway about setting up such an encounter.
Putin along with Trump first met at a G-20 summit in Hamburg in July when they discussed allegations of Russian meddling within the U.S. presidential election, however agreed to focus on better ties rather than litigating the past.
Relations between Moscow along with Washington have soured further since, however.
Trump in August grudgingly signed off on completely new sanctions against Russia, a move Moscow said ended hopes for better ties. Putin, dismayed by the sanctions, ordered Washington to more than halve its embassy along with consular staff in Russia.
however when asked if Putin along with Trump might meet at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit taking place next week in Vietnam, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow did not rule out such a meeting.
“the idea (the meeting) can be indeed being discussed,” Peskov told reporters on a conference call.
“the idea’s hard to overestimate the importance along with significance for all international matters of any contact between the presidents of Russia along with the United States,” said Peskov.
The APEC summit can be taking place within the Vietnamese city of Danang through Nov. 8-10.