Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech through the Worldwide Discussion board “Growth of Parliamentarism” in Moscow, Russia July three, 2019. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin by way of REUTERS
ROME (Reuters) – Russia is able to step up dialogue with america over disarmament and strategic stability, President Vladimir Putin stated on Thursday, including that he mentioned these points together with his American counterpart Donald Trump in Japan.
“I believe that reaching concrete measures within the subject of disarmament would contribute to strengthen worldwide stability. Russia has the political willingness to do it. Now it’s as much as the U.S.” to determine, Putin was reported as saying in a interview with Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera.
Putin, who will meet Pope Francis and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday, stated he talked about these points with president Trump on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan final month.
“Not too long ago, it appears that evidently Washington has began to mirror about stepping up dialogue with Russia over a large strategic agenda,” Putin added.
Reporting by Giselda Vagnoni; enhancing by David Evans