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    Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump had affirmed readiness to meet possibly this summer, Russian Aide to the President Yury Ushakov said Wednesday.

    BOCHAROV RUCHEY (Sochi, Russia), (Sputnik) — The leaders held a telephone conversation on May 2.

    "Both presidents spoke in favor of holding a bilateral meeting, which is due. Hamburg was mentioned as a possible chance," Ushakov told reporters, referring to the G20 summit in Hamburg in July.

    He characterized Putin's phone talks with Trump on Tuesday as "businesslike, positive."

    Donald Trump called for establishing a political dialogue with Moscow, particularly in regards to the fight against terrorism, and expressed readiness to build positive relations with Russia. Moscow has long been promoting the idea of fruitful cooperation with Washington.

    After the leaders' phone talks on January 28, the Kremlin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the presidents had noted the importance of respect in relations.


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