On the sidelines of the APEC summit in Vietnam, the Russian president portrayed his American counterpart as a polished and well-educated leader. He further stated that he had not been able to meet him formally for reasons of schedule.
At a press conference on November 11, on the sidelines of the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit in Da Nang , Vietnam, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a friendly attack on regards his American counterpart, Donald Trump.
According to the Reuters news agency, the Kremlin master described the White House tenant, whom he briefly met several times at the Asian summit, as a courteous, well-educated individual and with whom he is nice to do business.
The Russian president also said that if no official meeting between him and Donald Trump could have been organized during the Vietnamese summit, it was simply due to an incompatibility of their schedules, as well as protocol reasons.
Vladimir Putin stressed that it is important that Russia and the United States establish closer contacts, both at the level of heads of state and other official representatives, to deal with issues such as security and security. economic development.
However, contacts between the two administrations seem to be already sufficient to agree on such sensitive topics as the Syrian conflict: November 11 still, the Russian and American presidents have indeed published a joint communiqué , in which they agree that there was no “military solution” to this crisis.
No official head-to-head … but several lightning encounters
A meeting between the two presidents at the APEC summit was announced by the Kremlin on November 9, then confirmed by Donald Trump, before Washington finally retracts, saying it would not happen. “Because of calendar issues”.
The two heads of state could nevertheless exchange a few words on the occasion of the great Asian meeting: they met twice on November 11 ( in the corridors of the Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort , then they were going to the photo shoot of the summit leaders ) and once the day before, on the sidelines of another photo shoot .
First official meeting at the Hamburg G20
Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump met for the first time in July this year, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. During this long-awaited meeting, the two leaders discussed the crisis in Ukraine, the fight against the Islamic State and computer security. Moscow and Washington were satisfied with the interview.