30 Jun 2019 20:17

Ushakov: Many issues could not be discussed "in depth" at Putin-Trump meeting

PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY. June 30 (Interfax) - The Kremlin has expressed regret that many things were never discussed in detail during the Putin-Trump meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan's Osaka.

"Many subjects, regrettably, were not discussed in depth," Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said in an interview with the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin television show on Sunday.

On the other hand, many subjects were touched on, he said. "Those include strategic stability, and the unsatisfactory state of our bilateral affairs," he said.

In general, the discussion was "alright, was good," Ushakov said.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said for his part that Putin and Trump "talked about the volume of economic cooperation that we have now." "By the way, this cooperation is growing despite the sanctions," Lavrov said.

"The talked about Syria, briefly about Ukraine, in general about Middle-East affairs, about strategic stability," he said, adding that the two leaders agreed that there is the need to prevent an arms race and to start a dialogue.

"We are ready for all these discussions. Let's see how U.S. counterparts will work after this important and I believe very constructive meeting," Lavrov said.