US President Donald Trump said Wednesday night that he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Japan next week.
In an interview with Fox News, Trump said that he will hold meetings with Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Earlier this week, Trump confirmed that he is meeting with the Chinese leader.
“I want to get along with Russia and I think we will get along. I want to get on with China and I think we will get along. I meet with both leaders next week in Japan at the G-20 summit,” Trump told Fox News.
Trump also noted that the “witch-hunt” contributed to the deterioration of relations between the US and Russia, referring to the investigation into the incriminated Moscow’s interference in the American elections, which was conducted by Special Prosecutor Robert Muller.
“We will have good relations with Russia, and we will have good relations with China. This is very important,” said the American leader.
Earlier, Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Putin’s schedule of bilateral talks on the fields of the G20 summit in Osaka is still under construction, but there is no exact information about the meeting between the Russian leader and Trump.
“At the moment, we are in the process of forming bilateral meetings on the margins of the Osaka summit,” he said on Wednesday, adding that the Kremlin “has no news yet, so far there is nothing to say.”