The Kremlin has not received a request from the White House foe a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama. It was stated by the spokesman for the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, Joinfo.ua reports.
Peskov says that at the moment it is impossible to talk about the format of the meeting because of the lack of “any agreements and signals.” But Putin is waiting for these “signals” very much and is hoping that they will be sent sooner or later.
He notes that in the future Moscow does not rule out a bilateral dialogue. Even without a share of irony the Kremlin said that “a dialogue is an essential tool clarify each other’s positions in general and to find the consensus and understanding.”
It should be recalled that the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed the possibility of a meeting between Russian President Putin and U.S. President Obama. But, at the same time, he wished that the initiative came from Washington.
The last meeting between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin took place in November 2014. Back then the heads of state talked briefly after the first working session of the APEC summit in the courtroom before the ceremony of the joint photo session.
Previously, we reported that U.S. President Barack Obama was not showing the initiative to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russia has not sent a request to the White House for a meeting of Putin and Obama. Acording to the presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, there have not been reported any requests from the American side, too. Ushakov told about the possibility of a meeting between the two presidents in September on the sidelines of UN General Assembly in New York.
In addition, the presidential aide said that Russia did not give up on any contacts. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has previously noted that the meeting betweenRussian President Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama on the sidelines of the UN would be held if Washington gave a corresponding message.