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Dialogue with Trump could be 'constructive': Putin

AFP  |  Moscow 

Russian said that dialogue with could be "constructive", in comments released after his US counterpart called for to be re-admitted to the exclusive club of nations.

Trump is "a serious-minded person who knows how to listen to people and respond to their arguments," said in a Russian television interview, the full version of which will air tomorrow.

"This leads me to believe that dialogue may prove to be constructive," the Russian leader added.

Trump, before jumping on to fly to which is hosting the summit, called for a return to the body's pre-2014 "G8" formula.

"They threw out. They should let come back in because we should have Russia at the negotiating table," the said before boarding the presidential jet.

was expelled from the rich nations' club, which sees itself as a guarantor of rules-based order and the global economy, over its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.

And on the sidelines of their summit, European leaders scrambled to agree on a common position strongly opposing Russian re-admission.

The last meeting between Trump and was a brief exchange in last November.

In early April, said Trump had proposed a meeting with Putin during a telephone call.

US-Russian relations have been hit by years of disagreement over the Syrian conflict, Russia's annexation of Crimea and its involvement in eastern

Trump's decision to pull the out of the 2015 nuclear deal is another bone of contention.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 03:40 IST