Nov 13, 2012 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits
Excerpted from The Weekly Standard: Russian president Vladimir Putin claims President Barack Obama is planning to visit Russia, the outlet RIA Novosti reports.
Vladimir Putin, Russia
“US President Barack Obama has confirmed plans to visit Russia at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the Russian president’s spokesman said on Tuesday,” the Russian outlet reports. “Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Obama made the statement when Putin called a second time to congratulate the US president on his reelection.”
RIA Novosti quotes Putin’s spokesman as saying, “Obama thanked [Putin] for the congratulations and the invitation and confirmed his readiness to come to Russia at a date to be agreed by the two sides. … Putin wished his US counterpart success in forming his new team,” he said, adding that the two presidents confirmed their interest in “progressive development of bilateral relations in all spheres, including the economy.”
The White House has not announced plans for Obama to visit Russia since winning reelection.