“Ljubljana – and Slovenia in general – is of course a great place to hold such dialogue,” Putin said on Friday.
“If this meeting takes place someday, we have nothing against Ljubljana [as the venue],” Putin said at a press conference. He reminded that he also met with former US President Barack Obama in the Slovenian capital.
These groups are drivers of crime, corruption, violence, and misery. In particular, the trafficking by cartels of controlled substances has triggered a resurgence in deadly drug abuse and a corresponding rise in violent crime related to drugs. Likewise, the trafficking and smuggling of human beings by transnational criminal groups risks creating a humanitarian crisis. These crimes, along with many others, are enriching and empowering these organizations to the detriment of the American people.
Trudeau, 45, is a progressive leader of Canada who forged a bond with former U.S. president Barack Obama. Trudeau has begun to position himself as a competing voice to Trump on the world stage, delivering indirect but unmistakable criticisms of the new U.S. president’s policies.