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.

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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.

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