Well there’s a
surprise. During a telephone conversation on Monday, Presidents Donald Trump
and Vladimir Putin “agreed on the importance of stability in global energy
markets.” However, it’s very unlikely either will go beyond extolling stability
and waiting for (or pressuring) somebody else to do something about it.
According to the
Kremlin, energy officials from the US and Russia, the world’s first and
third-largest oil producers, will hold discussions — although they didn’t
elaborate on what they might cover. But don’t expect them to lead anywhere.
Neither president is renowned for his statesmanship or flexibility.
Putin’s most recent
diplomatic “successes” in-clude the annexation of Crimea and sending troops …read more
Source:: The Frontier Post