British Govt raises concerns about Trump-Putin talks


Moscow [Russia], June 22 (NT): Taking into deliberation the possible dialogue between United States President Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin, the UK government seems to be concerned as it could have an impact on Trump's pledge to NATO's shared goals.

On a related note Trump will be in Europe for a NATO summit which is likely to be held in Brussels on July 11-12

The US President, Trump will either meet president Putin before the NATO summit or after the president's UK visit two days later.

According to a Western diplomat, if Trump and Putin meet before the July 11 NATO summit in Brussels, it would be seen as an extremely off-putting development, Sputnik reported.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated president Trump may sit down for meeting with Putin during his tour to Europe next month.

"To meet President Putin is not in any way contradicting NATO policies, because NATO is in favour of dialogue with Russia. And if you want dialogue, you have to speak to the political leaders. Several NATO leaders have met President Putin," Sputnik quoted Stoltenberg as saying.

Earlier, Putin had asserted that he expects his talks with Trump to be constructive.

In April, Trump extended an invitation to convene with the Russian President.




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