Trump meets Putin, says it’s an honour
U.S. President Donald Trump eventually met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time and he called it an “honour” , adding that he looked forward to positive things happening in the relationship between the former Cold War rivals.
“Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it’s going very well,” Trump told reporters, sitting alongside Putin who he met on Friday at a G20 summit for the first time.
“We’ve had some very, very good talks. We’re going to have a talk now and obviously that will continue. We look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia, for the United States and for everybody concerned. And it’s an honor to be with you.”
Putin, through translator, said that while the two had spoken by phone, a phone conversation is never enough, calling their meeting an important bilateral.
“I am delighted to meet you personally,” Putin said.
The G-20 Summit is expected to rev up some fireworks on climate change, nuclear threat especially the new charge from North Korea and sundry multilateral trade issues pertaining to the 20 most advanced nations in the world.