During their historic first Meeting, United States President Donald Trump told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that he was honored to meet him for the first time and also said that he looked forward to many more ‘positive things’ in new found relationships between the former Cold War rivals.
In a ceremonial first encounter between President Trump and President Putin, which occurred at the same time as the Group of 20 Summit in Germany commenced, and it was likely the most highly anticipated meeting between two world powers globally in years.
Trump promised an invigorated relationship with Moscow during his Campaign for the Presidency last year, but due to the barrage of fake news and crying liberals who oppose him it has been difficult to communicate with Russia.
Moscow says they are not responsible for any interference in US elections and Trump says his campaign did not collude with Russia contrary to the bogus news which floods the mainstream without any evidence.
Trump and Putin both spoke to one another through translators with their respective Foreign Ministers present for a total of six minutes before reporters were allowed into the room for their statements.
"President Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it's going very well," Trump told reporters, sitting alongside the Russian leader.
"We've had some very, very good talks. We're going to have a talk now and obviously that will continue. We look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia, for the United States and for everybody concerned. And it's an honor to be with you."
Putin, through a translator, said: "We spoke over the phone with you several times," adding: "A phone conversation is never enough."
A truly epic encounter of the minds who both agree on several issues including eliminating ISIS and defeating radical Islamic terror globally.
They have also officially reached a ceasefire deal for Syria. The Associated Press reported that the United States and Russia have reached an agreement on an official cease-fire in the Southwestern region of Syria, according to three unnamed U.S. officials.
The new Syria deal marks a historic involvement for the United States in trying to resolve Syria’s brutal civil war. The United States said specific details surrounding the new agreement and how it will be implemented will be made publicly available soon.
The ceasefire is set to take effect Sunday at noon Damascus time in Syria, said the officials, who weren’t authorized to discuss the ceasefire publicly yet and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The historic deal marks a new level of leadership and resolve for the U.S. in trying to end Syria’s civil war. Although details about the agreement and how it will be implemented weren’t immediately available, the ceasefire is set to officially take effect Sunday at noon Damascus time, said the officials, who weren’t authorized to discuss the ceasefire publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The nations of Jordan and Israel are also are part of United States agreement, according to the officials. The two United States allies in the Middle East who both share a border with the southern part of Syria and have been incredibly vocal about violence from Syria’s civil war spilling over the border.
The deal is separate from “de-escalation zones” that already have existed under a deal brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran earlier this year. The United States was not a part of that deal. Follow up talks will resume later this week in Astana, Kazakhstan, to finalize a secured ceasefire in those specific regions and zones that failed to reach agreement.