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Russian President Putin says Trump confirmed willing to mend ties

Published Nov 21, 2016 09:17am


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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday US President-elect Donald Trump confirmed to him he was willing to mend ties, though he also said he would welcome President Barack Obama in Russia.

“The President-elect confirmed he is willing to normalise Russian-American relations. I told him the same. We did not discuss where and when we would meet.”

Putin also told a news conference in Lima after the APEC summit that Russia is ready to freeze oil output at current levels.

Putin said he thanked Obama during Sunday's meeting in Lima “for the years of joint work”.

“I told him that we would be happy to see him (Obama) in Russia anytime if he wants, can and has desire,” Putin said.


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on Nov 21, 2016 09:47am

Sometimes the people we dont expect may deliver and the trusted ones deceive.

KH Nov 21, 2016 09:58am

Trump's this move is good, which enable both the countries free up theit energies to focus on cost effective manufacturing and developmentsm. This will enable them to deprive China its role cheap super factory...

Alba Nov 21, 2016 10:01am

George Bush II treated Putin badly.

Podmari Nov 21, 2016 10:07am

Should we now think as, 2 super power on India's side or we still wait and watch?

Asif A. Shah Nov 21, 2016 10:13am

Good news for the world peace.

RM Nov 21, 2016 10:35am

Guess who will be the looser in normalization of relationship in US and Russia. And who will be the gainer ? Between India and Pakistan

arifkasam Nov 21, 2016 10:36am

Common Sense atlast, Pakistan India should do the same, will prosper.

Hari Nov 21, 2016 10:47am

@Podmari this is good news for india if relationship between these two world improves as India has good relationship with both. May be not too good for China which needs Russia on his side badly. China will have bad time, not a single world power with her.USA, Japan , Korea, EU, Australia, India etc and now Russia also leaves China????

Zeeshan Nov 21, 2016 11:00am

very nice move for the sake of peace

Waqas ahmad Nov 21, 2016 11:36am

Is this possible for both the countries??

D HEROLD (USA) Nov 21, 2016 12:08pm

Obstructing China's Growth.

The Russians want an understanding with the USA so that they may divert their attention to the production of more consumer goods.They also want a larger output for distribution in the form of trade and aid to underdeveloped countries of Asia and Africa.This makes it all the more necessary for West,especially the USA to have "clearly defined objectives" and pursue them relentlessly.

And the main objective and the single meeting point for Russia and USA is how to obstruct China's trade & commerce thereby putting strong pressure on her growing economy.

If Russia & USA are successful in achieving their objective, it will affect the viability of CPEC. Pakistan should be on guard.

AzAd kAshMir Nov 21, 2016 12:24pm

I like Putin

Shakeel Nov 21, 2016 01:13pm

If both countries normalise their relations, the majority of problems of the world will be solved.

Amlish Nov 21, 2016 01:44pm

Russia is playing a double game here. On one side she has shown complete support for China, India and also interested to strengthen the ties with Pakistan, and on the other side she is keen to have normal relations with USA. Tough game to play though.

Shabdik Nov 21, 2016 04:38pm

Trump Putin and modi big power.... They all will help to peace in the world

Alinabi-USA Nov 21, 2016 05:29pm

Good move by Mr. Trup. USA, Russia & India world powers. World will have peace.

M.Saeed Nov 21, 2016 06:23pm

Trump had won because of Putin's under-hand help. Now the favors have to be returned at the cost of American citizens.

M.Saeed Nov 21, 2016 06:27pm

@KH: Never forget the New World Order which has made the lone superpower an underdog! The new superpower by far, is the horror monster called 'Terror'!

khanm Nov 21, 2016 06:46pm

Russian President Putin says Trump confirmed willing to mend ties... How.... the interest are different...As a matter of fact the Russians are probably laughing about Americans. whatever was Russians agenda, Donald Trump will fulfill it without spending a dime... AND THAT IS POLITICS...The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance....

Ahsan Nov 21, 2016 09:00pm

Yet to see how the two big shots manage the world. Trump and Putin have great international responsibility to avoid 3rd world war

Agha ATA Nov 21, 2016 09:41pm

I wish Putin had said that Trump confirmed willing to mend his lies!

aussie Nov 22, 2016 02:53am

cant beat him, join him.

putin 1 Obama 0