Vladimir Putin: Arms control to top agenda for his meeting with Donald Trump

Posted In: News Date:Nov 15th, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin briefly talked with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence Thursday about issues that will likely top the agenda of his planned meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Putin said he and Pence spoke on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Singapore, discussing arms control and other issues.

Pence's press secretary, Alyssa Farah, said in a statement that the two "touched on the issues that will be discussed when President Trump and President Putin are both in Argentina for the (Group of 20) summit."

Putin said Moscow and Washington need to discuss the future of the 2011 New START arms-reduction agreement and the situation around the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty.