Ushakov on Putin-Obama meeting: Possibility of bilateral meetings still being mulled

The possibility of bilateral meetings of the Russian and U.S. presidents during a UN General Assembly session in New York in September is still being worked on, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov told reporters on Aug. 26.

The possibility of bilateral meetings of the Russian and U.S. presidents during a UN General Assembly session in New York in September is still being worked on, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov told reporters on Aug. 26.

"The schedule of our president's visit to New York will be quite brief. As concerns meetings and possible conversations, they are being worked on," Ushakov said.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Aug. 19 that Putin is ready to meet with Obama if the U.S. makes such a proposal.

"We presume that our American partners are sending us signals that they want to continue maintaining contacts. And if there is such a proposal on their part, I think our president will consider it constructively," Lavrov told.

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