Russian President Vladimir Putin says he's happy to meet with President Donald Trump once Washington is ready to hold the summit.
Putin, speaking to reporters in Qingdao, China, where he attended a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, says Trump has voiced concern about a renewed arms race. He says he agrees with that, adding that a thorough discussion is needed to address the issue.
Putin says some nations including Austria have offered to host his summit with Trump.
Putin's remarks follow a report that White House officials were working toward setting up a meeting. Trump has said he was open to having a summit with Putin, who U.S. intelligence officials have said directed Russian meddling in the 2016 election to help Trump win.
The American leader has repeatedly said he wants to improve relationships with Moscow.