WASHINGTON, June 25 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump is expected to hold several meetings with world leaders on the sidelines of the G-20 summit later this week in Osaka, Japan, according to a senior administration official.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told reporters during a telephone briefing late Monday that Trump "will conduct a number of meetings with world leaders," which includes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al-Saud, Prime Ministers of Japan, India and Australia, German Chancellor, Russian President, in addition to China and Turkey's leaders.
On Trump's meeting with the Saudi Crown Prince, the official said "the intent is to discuss the escalation in the region as a result of Iran's recent provocative acts".
The official added that Trump's meeting with Putin is "expected to be a conversation that will focus primarily on regional security issues, including Iran, Ukraine, Syria, the Middle East.
"This is a chance for the President to engage with a number of different international leaders, among our closest partners and allies, to obtain their support and to have discussions about how we can encourage Iran to enter into negotiations and to respond to the President's diplomacy with diplomacy, instead of terrorism and nuclear blackmail," the official stressed. (end)