According to Western information sources, the US President showed a desire to talk with world leaders on issues related to arms control. The Reuters news agency writes that Donald Trump “is preparing to involve Russia and China in international norms of control over various types of weapons».
Trump, as stated, is going to meet with leaders of countries that are permanent members of the UN Security Council. We are talking about Russia, China, France and the UK.
A spokesman for the US administration said that Donald Trump "made it clear that he was ready to meet with any world leaders and at any time in order to advance American security interests."
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We will work with other members of the Five (UN Security Council) to ultimately organize such a meeting.
In the US, meanwhile, they say that Trump's main goal in this situation is to sign a trilateral arms control agreement. According to the White House, this agreement should include the signatures of the leaders of the USA, Russia and China.
Recall that more than a year ago, the States withdrew from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate and Shorter-Range Missiles, while blaming Russia for its non-compliance. Russia previously initiated the expansion of the INF Treaty - with the inclusion of other countries with missile weapons. But the United States decided to go the other way.
It is important to note that the Chinese authorities previously refused even to consider the possibility of signing an agreement on limiting missile potential.