Kremlin: Putin and Trump to meet on sidelines of APEC summit ‘one way or another’
Protocol services continue discussing a possible full-fledged meeting between Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam, but the two leaders will contact anyway, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
"The protocol services continue discussing this. There is no clarity yet. We are receiving contradictory information from our US colleagues. One way or another, the meeting will take place on the sidelines," TASS cited Peskov as saying.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed earlier reports that the much anticipated formal meeting between Putin and Trump at the APEC summit won’t take place due to the leaders’ busy schedules. However, Sanders said there was still a chance that the two presidents would interact on the sidelines in an informal manner.