U.S. President Donald Trump called it an “honor” to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time and said he looked forward to positive things happening in the relationship between the former Cold War rivals.
“Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it’s going very well,” Trump told reporters, sitting alongside Putin who he met on Friday at a G20 summit for the first time.
Putin, through translator, said that while the two had spoken by phone, a phone conversation is never enough, calling their meeting an important bilateral. “I am delighted to meet you personally,” Putin said.
Russian Pres. Putin says he’s “delighted” to meet Pres. Trump personally: “I hope as you have said our meeting will yield positive results” pic.twitter.com/XS82xrddeJ
— ABC News (@ABC) July 7, 2017