It is stated that the sides will discuss the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as earlier President Trump stood against this project. Also, the American and Russian sides will speak about the possible sanctions against Russia as well as Russia's interference into U.S. presidential election in 2016, involvement in the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine and poisoning of ex-GRU officer Sergey Skripal.
It was also noted that Perry will be the first U.S. official who visits Russia after the meeting of Trump, Putin in Helsinki.
Reportedly, leaders of the USA and Russia met at the presidential palace in Helsinki today on July 16. Putin claimed that he had regularly had conversations with Trump over the last months via a telephone and at the international events; however, it is time to clearly talk about the bilateral relations and the main problems in the world.
Trump claimed that together with the Russian leader they were going to discuss trade, commerce and military issues related to nuclear capabilities. ‘Our countries have a chance to significantly better the relations,’ he said.