Contents tagged with APEC summit

  • Russia blames 'inflexible Americans' for failure of Trump Putin meeting

    The presidents of the US and Russia did not have a formal meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam due to a lack of flexibility on the part of Trump’s security protocol, as stated by Putin’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, TASS reports.

    “We tried to coordinate a separate formal meeting, and this was done through protocol and other channels,” Peskov said, explaining why Putin and Trump had exchanged a few words while “on the move” instead of …

  • Putin threatens to punish persons responsible for 'failure' of meeting with Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that a formal meeting with Donald Trump on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Vietnam did not take place due to “protocol clashes”, and that the relevant team members would be punished, Interfax reports.

    “As for an individual meeting, firstly, it was related to Mr Trump’s work schedule, and my schedule, and certain protocol formalities, which our team was regrettably unable to handle. Well, they will be punished for this,” Putin said.

    “Nothing serious …

  • Russian senator: Trump was not ready to meet with Putin

    Russian senator Aleksey Pushkov commented on Twitter about a meeting held between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump at a reception held in honor of the APEC Summit leaders, calling the meeting a “record for brevity”.

    "The meeting between the leaders of Russia and the United States in Da Nang was a record for brevity. Trump was not ready for the talks - he is bound hand and foot," Pushkov said.

    The senator also stressed that the relationship between the US and …

  • Trump leaves APEC Summit reception without talking to Putin

    US President Donald Trump left early from an official reception in honor of the APEC Summit leaders, and did not speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin, RIA Novosti reported.

    Before his departure, Trump was photographed with leaders of other countries. Putin and Trump communicated with the closest neighbors at the table; they did not talk to one another, said the agency.

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Putin and Trump were not scheduled to meet during the …