Ushakov: a lengthy meeting between Putin and trump will not be at the request of France

The meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald trump.

Ушаков: продолжительной встречи Путина и Трампа не будет по просьбе Франции
Alexei Nikolsky

MOSCOW, 7 Nov — the Decision not to hold a long meeting between the leaders of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump in Paris on November 11 was accepted by both parties together at the request of the leadership of France, arguing that such contact would distract attention from the main action, said Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov.

“It is clear that the message about the meeting of Putin and trump in Paris aroused great interest in international political circles and the media. With this in mind, the French colleagues, after it was announced the meeting began to Express concerns that the meeting itself and even the process of its preparation may distract attention from the main theme of the Paris events, that is, the 100th anniversary of the First world war and the proposed International peace forum”, — said Ushakov told reporters.

He noted that his concerns on this score, the French partners have brought to American and Russian sides.

“Given these considerations, it was decided in Washington and Moscow to refrain from conducting a full-scale meeting of our presidents and to focus on organizing such a meeting in Buenos Aires at the summit of “twenty”, — said Ushakov.

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