Russian president Vladimir Putin says he’s ready to restart arms control discussions with the U.S. In an interview published Thursday, Putin said he has seen signs Washington is considering resuming bilateral dialogue, on a “wide-ranging strategic agenda.” This comes on the heels of Russia’s formal withdrawal Wednesday from the 1987 INF treaty, following the Trump administration withdrawal in February.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’ said his meeting with President Trump was “good”, very businesslike, and pragmatic. Putin made the remark while speaking at the G20 summit in Japan, and also noted he and President Trump spoke on issues of mutual interest, such as the situation is Syria. He said Russia is in “constant” dialogue, with the U.S. and its partners on Syria, in order to “coordinate” actions and “efforts to fight terrorism.” Putin also addressed improving the U.S.-Russia relationship.
President Trump tells reporters if a border wall had been built, it would actually save lives. Speaking at the G20 summit in Japan early Saturday, the president called illegal immigration “very unfair,” saying millions have worked and waited to get into the country, while others simply walk in.n He said if the nation had more effective border walls, it would stop people from making the dangerous journey into the country.
President Trump is expecting a “productive” trade meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at this year’s G20 summit.
During the G20 summit, President Trump was asked by reporters whether he would confront Russian President Vladimir Putin about foreign interference in U.S. democracy. In hopes of finally putting the issue to rest, the president lightly addressed the issue face-to-face with the Russian leader, saying “don’t meddle in the election.”
President Trump said he would be “very comfortable” paying a visit to North Korea. He made those remarks at a press conference Friday, as the G20 summit wrapped up in Japan. He suggested crossing over the border would be no problem, and that he would be happy to visit the isolated nation. President Trump also extended an invitation to meet the North Korean leader at Korea’s demilitarized zone, during his trip to Seoul Saturday.
President Trump recently took a moment to praise German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
President Trump met with the Australian prime minister on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan. During a working dinner Thursday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia and the U.S. have achieved many accomplishments through the years of their strong relationship
President Trump is in Japan where he’s set to meet with world leaders at the G20 summit. He touched down in Osaka Thursday ahead of the meeting, which officially kicks-off on Friday.