Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he has no objections about the choice of Ljubljana as a possible venue for his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump but it will depend on a number of factors.

 

 

“As for Ljubljana, Slovenia in general, it is a wonderful place to hold such dialogue, but it doesn’t depend only on us, it depends on a number of factors, on the current agenda,” Putin said after talks with visiting Slovenian President Borut Pahor.

 

“If such a meeting is ultimately arranged for, we have no objections about Ljubljana. We have already had such meetings in Ljubljana,” he said, obviously referring to his meeting with Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama.

 

The Russian leader noted that over the previous five years Moscow’s relations with Washington “dramatically degraded and need to be improved in the interests of both the Russian and the American peoples.” Referring to Trump’s statements about resumption of dialogue with Russia, Putin said he hopes “these relations will be resumed fully and in all spheres.”