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The US President Donald trump said that his meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin was open and very productive. About it reports Reuters.
According to the American President held with Putin watches were very constructive. He also said that the Russian leader is “nice rival”, and that’s a compliment.
Trump pointed out that after negotiations, the relations between Russia and the United States began to change. At the same time, he pointed out that the current state of Russian-American relations — a fault of both parties.
In his opinion, constructive dialogue with Moscow opens new prospects for peace, and this meeting is the beginning of a long process. “We have taken the first steps towards a brighter future based on cooperation and peace”, he said.
Trump said that during the meeting, questions were raised as to alleged Russian interference in the American elections, pressure on Iran over its nuclear program, the situation in Syria, international terrorism and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. “I think that the investigation [about interference in the elections] is a disaster for our country,” he said.
Putin after the meeting also said that the parties have not resolved many problems, but made the first important step. He added that they are generally satisfied with their first full-length meeting.
Negotiations between Russia and the United States in Helsinki, including the tête-à-tête between Putin and trump, lasted almost four hours.
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