Trump-Putin dialogue tipped to contain energy focus

Former Russian oil minister predicts meeting, but White House has no announcements “at this time”

Igor Yusufov with Putin
Igor Yusufov with Vladimir Putin

Energy policy could be on the agenda for a speculated first meeting between US president Donald Trump and Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, says a former Russian energy minister.

The Trump-Putin tie-up was mooted in the Duma, the Russian Parliament, at the end of February, when Russian news agencies Pravda and RIA Novosti reported preparations were under way, although a White House spokesman for president Trump told Risk.net on 9 March: “We do not have any announcements at this time.”

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