Putin says he is ready to intensify dialogue with the United States on disarmament: document

ROME: Russia is ready to intensify dialogue with the United States on disarmament and strategic stability, President Vladimir Putin He said on Thursday, adding that he discussed these issues with his US counterpart. Donald Trump in Japan.

"I think that reaching concrete measures in the field of disarmament would contribute to strengthen international stability. Russia has the political willingness to do it. Now it is up to the US" to decide, Putin was reported as saying in a interview with Italian newspaper Il .

Putin, who will meet with Pope Francis and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday, said he spoke on these issues with President Trump on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan last month.

"Recently, it seems that Washington has started to reflect about stepping up dialogue with Russia over a wide strategic agenda," Putin added.

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