US President Donald Trump has invited his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, during a phone conversation for a meeting at the White House.
Citing the Russian Foreign Ministry, Russian media RIA Novosti said on Friday that Trump extended the invitation during a phone call with Putin.
“We proceed from the fact that the US president in a telephone conversation…made such an invitation, said he would be glad to see (Putin) in the White House, would then be glad to meet on a reciprocal visit,” said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, according to the foreign ministry website.
The US president has told the Russian leader that he would be happy to make a reciprocal visit.
“He returned to this topic a couple of times, so we let our American colleagues know that we do not want to impose, but we also do not want to be impolite, and that considering that President Trump made this proposal, we proceed from the position that he will make it concrete,”…