Trump’s ex-adviser Carter Page in Moscow for talks with businessmen, ‘thought leaders’

Carter Page, who served as a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, told Sputnik he will have several meetings in Moscow with businessmen and ‘thought leaders.’

“I will be meeting with business leaders and thought leaders,” Page, who used to work with Russian energy giant Gazprom and is an American oil industry consultant, said.

Page said his trip to Moscow will last until December 13.

During the presidential campaign, Trump’s foreign policy adviser said that Washington and Moscow share common goals, but the US’ “arrogant” foreign policies have often ignored these interests.

Speaking to Sputnik in October, Page said that “many of America’s core national interests overlap significantly with the strategic priorities of Russia. But unfortunately, an arrogant foreign policy in Washington has quite often failed to consider America’s own fundamental priorities.”

“Russia without question could have significantly contributed to better outcomes if a genuine relationship based on mutual respect had been effectively forged,” Page said, noting that Russia and the US could join forces in fighting Islamic extremism, de-escalating the situation in Ukraine, and working inside potential conflict zones in Asia.