19 Jun 2019 14:06

Putin's Osaka visit schedule still in preparation, no new info on possible meeting with Trump - Peskov

MOSCOW. June 19 (Interfax) - There is no new information regarding the possibility of a full-fledged meeting between the presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, on the sidelines of the G20 Osaka summit, and the Kremlin is preparing Putin's program for this event, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"We don't have any news concerning this so far," Peskov told the press on Wednesday in response to Interfax's question.

"At the moment, we're preparing a schedule of bilateral meetings to be held on the sidelines of the Osaka summit but I can't tell you anything specific about this," he said.

Peskov was asked to comment on reports on Telegram, according to which the Putin-Trump meeting was due on June 28 and the number of its participants had been agreed upon.

"I haven't read that Telegram channel, and I don't know what you're talking about," Peskov said.

Journalists additionally asked whether Putin would meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on the sidelines of the Osaka summit.

"We're only just preparing a schedule of meetings, I can't tell you anything specific," he said.