Moscow [Russia], June 9 (NT): Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted that he expects his talks with United States President Donald Trump to be "constructive."
Putin said that serious-minded person who knows how to listen to people and respond to their arguments. He added that this leads me to believe the dialogue may prove to be constructive.
Worth mention here the two leaders are expected to meet this year as Trump, in April, extended an invitation to dialogue with the Russian President.
Ahead of this meeting Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov earlier said such a meeting is essential for improving relations between Moscow and Washington.
This will be the third time when both the leaders would meet face-to-face. They met during the G20 summit in Germany's Hamburg in July last year and after that both had dialogues for the second time in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam in November last year.
Earlier in March this year, the two world leaders held telephonic talks, where Trump had invited Putin to visit Washington D.C.
It must be mentioned that that relations between US and Russia are greatly tense due to the crisis in Ukraine, Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2015, differences regarding Russian military involvement in the Syrian civil war, and the alleged intervention of 2016 US presidential election. (NT)