March 21, 2018 / 10:34 AM / a month ago

Kremlin says Putin and Trump agreed to speed up preparations for summit

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed this week to entrust preparations for a face-to-face meeting to Russia’s Foreign Minister and the U.S. Secretary of State.

Russian President and Presidential candidate Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with supporters at his campaign headquarters in Moscow, Russia March 18, 2018. Yuri Kadobnov/POOL via Reuters

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters that no date had yet been settled on for the summit, but preparations should begin as soon as possible.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election and said they would likely meet soon.

Reporting and writing by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Toby Chopra

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