Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with U.S. national security advisor John Bolton prior to their talks in Moscow, Russia on October 23, 2018. (KREMLIN PHOTO)
MOSCOW, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump are scheduled to have a full-fledged meeting in Paris on Nov. 11, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said Tuesday.
"This arrangement was confirmed by our president at his meeting with Bolton," Ushakov told reporters.
Earlier in the day, Putin met with visiting U.S. national security advisor John Bolton, who also held consultations with Russian representatives of foreign policy and military political teams.
According to Ushakov, a preliminary agreement has been reached on arranging a comprehensive and well-prepared meeting between the presidents in Paris on the sidelines of events marking the centenary of the end of World War I.
Members of Russian and U.S. delegations will also attend the meeting, Ushakov said.
During his talks with Bolton, Putin said it would be useful to continue direct dialogue with Trump, such as the "fruitful" meeting held in Helsinki.
On July 16, Putin and Trump held their first one-on-one meeting in the Finish capital, which both sides considered as the first step toward better relations between the two countries.
The Russian president also said that Moscow wishes to seek common ground in its bilateral relations with Washington.
"Despite different approaches, one can and needs to seek this common ground, as it seems to me," Putin said.
Echoing Putin's remarks, Bolton welcomed the upcoming meeting between the presidents and underlined the significance of cooperation.
"Despite our differences, which exist because of our different national interests, it is still important to work in areas where there is a possibility of mutual cooperation," he said.
Russia-U.S. relations have worsened in recent years over a number of disputes including the Ukrainian conflict and Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Despite the friendly atmosphere of the July summit, bilateral ties have not improved much. In August, Washington imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia and warned of the possibility of another round of stern restrictions in November. Moscow, in turn, vowed retaliation.
On Saturday, Trump said that the United States would pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed in 1987 with the Soviet Union, once again flaring up tensions between the two sides.
Russia's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (3rd R) and U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton (3rd L) hold talks in Moscow, Russia on October 23, 2018. (Photo by Russian Defense Ministry)
MOSCOW, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday called for solving numerous global problems with joint efforts of Moscow and Washington.
"This concerns both the strategic issues of nuclear deterrence and, of course, the issues of settling major long-standing conflicts," Shoigu said at a meeting with U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton, according to a Defense Ministry statement.
Russian and U.S. military maintain efficient contacts, in particular, in Syria, which allows preventing serious air accidents in the war-torn Middle East country, he said.
Russia and the United States, however, need a more active dialogue, he added.
Bolton said the negotiations on establishing de-conflict zones in Syria are "very successful and very useful," and that the U.S. side hopes to expand this cooperation and discuss other issues.
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis also hopes for the possibility of further dialogue with his Russian counterpart, he said.
Besides Shoigu, Bolton has met Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and is scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin later in the day.
Bolton told Russian business daily Kommersant that he discussed in Moscow the possibility of holding another meeting between Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump like the one in the Finland's capital Helsinki in July.