26 Sep 2018 16:18

Putin plans to visit France on Nov 11 for 100th anniversary of end of WWI - Ushakov

MOSCOW. Sept 26 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit France on November 11 to attend events marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said at a briefing.

However, it is too soon to discuss the possibility of a contact with U.S. President Donald Trump there, Ushakov said.

"An invitation has been received, and we are now considering it in a positive context. And it is obvious that the time for discussing specific issues associated with his visit with the French authorities will come in the near future," he said.

"That is, we're aiming to participate in this event," Ushakov said.

When asked about the possibility of Putin meeting with Donald Trump in France, Ushakov said, "No specific events, specific meetings in Paris have been discussed yet, because we currently do not have a precise list of possible participants in this meeting."

More than 50 heads of state may come to Paris, he said.

"But there is still time to discuss. This also applies to what you asked about Trump," Ushakov said.

Trump has said he that plans to attend the parade in Paris.