NSA John Bolton Traveling to Moscow Sunday or Monday
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday he expects that a planned visit to Moscow by US national security adviser John Bolton would lead to a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Secretary Pompeo said Bolton was planning to travel to Moscow Sunday or Monday.
“And I think it’s likely President Trump will be meeting with his counterpart in the not too distant future following that meeting,” he said.
Asked whether President Trump might visit Moscow in the Summer, Pompeo said he did not know the President’s schedule.
Secretary Pompeo said that in conversations with Russia, the United States was “trying to find places where we have overlapping interests, but protecting American interest where we do not.”
He said that in the 2 conversations he had had with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov since becoming Secretary of State in April, he had expressed concerns about Russian interference in US elections and its behavior in Syria and Ukraine.
Adding: “Where there’s places we can find common ground, we’ll certainly try and do that”
Presidents Trump and Putin have met 2X on the sidelines of global Summits and they have spoken at least 8X by telephone.
Have a terrific weekend.