Putin says ready to meet Trump ‘as soon as’ Washington is ready

Putin says ready to meet Trump ‘as soon as’ Washington is ready

Russian Federation should be attending a Group of Seven summit in Canada, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, a controversial idea that even Moscow seemed to reject, as he headed for a chilly reception at the meeting where other leaders are set to clash with him over trade.

Speaking during a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Qingdao on Sunday, Putin emphasized that the bloc members are anxious about the US move.

China and Russian Federation are now holding a security summit in the Chinese city of Qingdao.

Founded in 2001, the SCO also includes the former Central Asian Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Xi spoke at an opening banquet in the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre before taking in a fireworks display. Standing before a serene seascape painting, he hailed the bloc's guiding "Shanghai spirit", which "focuses on seeking common ground while setting aside differences and pursuing mutually beneficial cooperation".

President of the Russian Federation earlier stated that any escalation g in Donbas during FIFA World Cup 2018 hosted by Russia would have grave consequences for the Ukrainian statehood.

However, the Kremlin acknowledged Saturday that President Vladimir Putin discussed during a visit to Austria earlier this week the possibility of Vienna playing host to a summit with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. "They understand. They're trying to act like, "Well, we fought with you in the wars" but they don't mention the fact that they have trade barriers against our farmers, they don't mention the fact that they're charging nearly 300-per-cent tariffs".

Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are also attending the meeting.

More news: Who Is Cooke Maroney? Jennifer Lawrence Has ‘Great Chemistry’ With New Boyfriend
More news: Arjun Tendulkar named in U19 squad for Sri Lanka tour
More news: Will Meet North Korea on 'Mission of Peace'

Putin, who has previously told Europe he had warned them about the trade threat Washington posed to them, also said that if Trump imposed new tariffs on imports of foreign cars it would have serious consequences for the global economy and especially for Europe. "If it doesn't happen, we come out even better!"

"At any rate, we are ready for this", Putin said Thursday in an interview published Saturday, according to the New York Daily News. "I have been Russia's worst nightmare...but with that being said, Russian Federation should be in this meeting". SCO nations may discuss the potential of a joint free-trade area, she said.

"We have massive trade deficits with nearly every country, we will straighten that out", Trump said.

For the next phase, the three sides should deepen political mutual trust and strategic coordination, enhance mutual support, respect the core interests of each other, take into consideration each other's major concerns, strengthen coordination and cooperation in regional and worldwide affairs, and steer the course of trilateral cooperation politically, Xi stressed.

It was the first time China has awarded the medal since it was established in 2015. Russian Federation continues to support the separatists in eastern Ukraine.

"China and Pakistan will always support each other on issues involving each other's core interests, and safeguard common interests of the two countries as well as other developing countries", Xi said.

The three countries are neighbors and traditional strategic partners to each other, and enjoy natural advantages and a good foundation for cooperation, he said.

The JCPOA was officially not on the agenda for the SCO, which aims to increase regional security and stability through trade, investment and development cooperation.

Related Articles

  • Baez vs. Tseng in French Open boys' final

    Baez vs. Tseng in French Open boys' final

    I'm going to play Wimbledon, of course, and then I will have to analyse the situation afterwards, when I will be ready to play. The delay enabled Nadal to regroup and he turned the deficit into a 5-3 lead before a second stoppage ended play for the day.
    Ministers water down changes to ‘meaningful’ Brexit vote

    Ministers water down changes to ‘meaningful’ Brexit vote

    One of his objections was that the backstop can't apply to the whole United Kingdom but must be specific to Northern Ireland. The Best for Britain campaign is partially funded by Hungarian-US billionaire George Soros, a vocal opponent of Brexit .
    Trump requested Saudi oil support before Iran nuclear decision

    Trump requested Saudi oil support before Iran nuclear decision

    But US oil had rebounded by Tuesday's close amid expectations US crude oil stockpiles likely fell for a second week last week. The OPEC basket was quoted on Wednesday at 73.05 dollars, a rise of 26 cents compared to that of the end of Tuesday.
  • UK top court says can't enforce abortion law change in Northern Ireland

    UK top court says can't enforce abortion law change in Northern Ireland

    Anyone who unlawfully carries out an abortion could be jailed for life. "This feels like a huge relief". Theresa May was today urged to defy her DUP backers and to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland.
    Deal's OFF!! Nabil Fekir to stay put as Lyon make public declaration

    Deal's OFF!! Nabil Fekir to stay put as Lyon make public declaration

    Fekir enjoyed a career-best season with Lyon in Ligue 1 , scoring 18 times in 30 games and supplying a further eight assists. Quickly becoming the transfer saga nobody wanted, Liverpool's pursuit of Lyon's Nabil Fekir appears to be at an end.
    Trump Commutes Sentence of Drug Offender Championed by Kardashian

    Trump Commutes Sentence of Drug Offender Championed by Kardashian

    Waleed Aly slammed Kim Kardashian's involvement in Alice Marie Johnson's pardon. Kardashian West overnight tweeted the news, saying " BEST NEWS EVER! ".
  • Afghan Taliban announce cease-fire for Eid holiday

    Afghan Taliban announce cease-fire for Eid holiday

    However, the Taliban said the ceasefire did not include cessation of hostilities against foreign troops, Tolo News reported. A Defense Ministry spokesman said Taliban also were killed in fighting in 10 provinces.
    Trump wants Russian Federation  to rejoin G-7

    Trump wants Russian Federation to rejoin G-7

    In a statement issued following Mr Trump's tweets, Mr Trudeau said he remained focus on what was accomplished at the G7 summit. The other G7 leaders will meet without Trump for the rest of the day, discussing climate change and global development.
    John Beilein Staying at MI

    John Beilein Staying at MI

    A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press earlier this month Beilein interviewed with the Detroit . He said Beilein pulled himself from consideration after speaking separately with Gores and Detroit management personnel.
  • Trump congratulates Cox on 2nd place win in CA

    Trump congratulates Cox on 2nd place win in CA

    Bob Menendez appears a shoo-in to become his party's nominee, but he must fend off a primary challenger to make it official. Southern New Jersey's 2nd District spans all or parts of eight counties and includes the shore resort of Atlantic City.
    NewsAlert: Doug Ford elected in his riding of Etobicoke North

    NewsAlert: Doug Ford elected in his riding of Etobicoke North

    There were many close races across the province, with eight determined by 25 votes or less: Ajax, Spadina-Fort York, Sault Ste. The rise of Ford Nation over so many obstacles was a seminal and seismic electoral event in and beyond Ontario .
    McConnell cancels August Senate recess, leaving Democrats vulnerable

    McConnell cancels August Senate recess, leaving Democrats vulnerable

    Senate Democratic leaders said they welcomed the additional time to address health care costs, including prescription drug prices. Corker admitted that even with some bipartisan support, not every senator in his party would welcome this type of a bill.