Trump and Putin to meet on July 16 in Helsinki

Source : 112 Ukraine

The presidents will discuss the current state and prospects for the development of relations between the two countries, as well as current international issues
16:22, 28 June 2018

112 Agency

The meeting of the presidents of Russia and the US - Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump - will be held on July 16 in Helsinki. This was reported by the press service of the Kremlin. Washington confirmed the date and venue of the summit.

"During the talks, we want to discuss the current state and prospects for the further development of Russian-American relations, as well as current issues on the international agenda," the Kremlin said.

On June 28, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that Trump sees Moscow's return to the international community as inevitable, and "compromises" can allow it to return to the club of industrialized democracies G8.

Earlier we informed that US President Donald Trump can hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in July during his visit to the NATO summit in Europe. This is reported by The Washington Post, citing sources.

The publication notes that Trump's interest in the meeting with Putin was publicized among White House employees in March, after "the Kremlin reported that Trump, in a telephone conversation with the Russian leader, sent him an invitation."

According to the sources of the newspaper, Trump personally asked his assistants to organize a bilateral meeting after he and Putin communicated at the APEC summit in Vietnam last November.

"After that meeting, the president said that he would like to invite Putin to the White House. We ignored this," the source of the newspaper said.

According to him, at that time key advisers in the National Security Council of the White House were against the idea of such a meeting.

"They decided: Let's wait and see if he will say it again, "said an employee who, like others, spoke on condition of anonymity," the newspaper writes.

On the eve Trump said that he could meet with the Russian president this summer.

"It is possible that we will meet, yes," he said, answering the journalist's question about whether he would meet with the Russian president this summer.

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