Kremlin: Putin to have very busy schedule at G20 summit in Osaka
Russian President Vladimir Putin will have a very busy working schedule during the Group of Twenty summit in Japan’s Osaka on June 28-29, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
"We continue to work on the president’s schedule. That’s all I can say now. The trip will be very busy. Friday and Saturday will be abundant in multilateral and bilateral meetings," TASS cited the spokesman as saying.
Peskov however refrained from comments on Putin’s possible meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.
The Kremlin spokesman did not rule out that the Russian leader may make a stopover on his way back from Japan. "A stopover on the way back is not ruled out. We will inform about that later," he said, adding that Putin will fly right to Osaka, without visiting any Russian destinations on his way to Japan.
When asked to disclose details of upcoming Russian-Japanese contacts, he said it is "a bit too early" to speak about that. "I will not reveal any details of the Russian-Japanese contacts right now. Preparations are underway," he said.
Peskov confirmed that Putin’s contacts with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are planned indeed and it is planned to sign a number of documents. "Which ones? You will learn about that later," the Kremlin spokesman concluded.