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Vienna being discussed as host for Putin-Trump summit: Kremlin

AFP  |  Moscow 

Russian discussed during a visit to this week the possibility of playing host to a summit with his US counterpart Donald Trump, Kremlin said today.

"It was mentioned that could be such a city" was quoted as saying by the RIA Novosti state agency after being asked if Putin mentioned whether the city could hold such a meeting when he met with Austrian on Tuesday.

Peskov's comments come a day after Trump called for to be readmitted to the group of the world's leading nations, known as the G7, a step that would end Russia's international isolation over its 2014 annexation of Crimea from

Speaking from where Putin was attending a regional security summit, said that in their on March 20 the Russian and US leaders had also mentioned possibly meeting in

"You know, the two presidents discussed the necessity of holding such a meeting in their Including that Vienna could be such a city" for the summit, said Peskov.

He added, however, that no concrete agreements have been reached and no concrete discussions were underway.

Under the conservative Kurz, has strived to act as a between and the West.

While the EU-state imposed sanctions on over Crimea along with the rest of the bloc, did not expel Russian diplomats like other Western nations following the March poisoning of a Russian former double agent and his daughter in Britain, an attack has accused of being behind.

"We have continued our cooperation even during difficult times," Kurz said after his talks with Putin on Tuesday.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 16:05 IST