After President Trump & Putin Finally Meet … After 2 Hours the US and Russia Reach Syria Cease-Fire Deal
THIS IS WHAT UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP LOOKS LIKE …
It is what everyone was anticipating from the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, the meeting between American President Donald J. Trump and Russian President Putin. Following a 2 hours meeting between President Trump and Putin in which many important topics were discussed, agreement was reached Friday on a cease-fire in southwest Syria. According to the AP, the cease-fire goes into effect Sunday at noon Damascus time.
The United States and Russia struck an agreement Friday on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, crowning President Donald Trump’s first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is the first U.S.-Russian effort under Trump’s presidency to stem Syria’s six-year civil war.
The cease-fire goes into effect Sunday at noon Damascus time, according to U.S. officials and the Jordanian government, which is also involved in the deal.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who accompanied Trump in his meeting with Putin, said the understanding is designed to reduce violence in an area of Syria near Jordan’s border that is critical to the U.S. ally’s security.
It’s a “very complicated part of the Syrian battlefield,” Tillerson told reporters after the U.S. and Russian leaders met for more than 2 hours on the sidelines of a global summit in Hamburg, Germany.
Of the agreement, he said, “I think this is our first indication of the U.S. and Russia being able to work together in Syria.”
From The Washington Examiner:
President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down Friday for more than two hours at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, for their first face-to-face meeting since Trump took office.
“Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it has gone very well,” Trump said before their lengthy conversation began.
“We’ve had some very, very good talks. We’re going to have a talk now, and obviously, that will continue,” Trump said ahead of the meeting, which had been scheduled to last just 30 minutes. “But we look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia, for the United States and for everybody concerned and it’s an honor to be with you.”
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson joined Trump for the closed-door meeting. Putin brought his foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, to the meeting as well.
Sadly, all the whiners on the LEFT can bitch about is the fact that Trump said it was an honor to meet Putin.
Trump, a Republican who called it an “honor” to meet with the Russian president, drew swift criticism from Democrats at home, who accused him of dismissing U.S. intelligence and giving Putin’s denial, reiterated on Friday, of Russian interference too much weight.