Russian PM says he talked to Trump over dinner in Manila

The conversation follows brief contacts between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin during an APEC summit in Vietnam.

14 November 2017 | 14:19

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 14 November 2017 | 14:19

This photo shows Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, walking past President Donald Trump as they walk into an ASEAN Summit dinner at the SMX Convention Center, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo)

MOSCOW: Russia Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has had a brief conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump about the two countries' relations at a summit in the Philippine, according to the Minister's statement.

Medvedev said Tuesday he spoke with Trump over dinner during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit.

He said Trump was "open and friendly" and it was "comfortable to discuss various subjects with him." Medvedev added they talked about "the history of our relations, World War II and some other issues."

The conversation follows brief contacts between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin during an APEC summit in Vietnam. The two didn't have a formal meeting, but spoke informally several times.

Medvedev said Russia-U.S. relations now are "at the lowest point in decades," and "our relations have degraded day after day."



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