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Pompeo to accompany Trump for summit with Putin

ANI  |  Washington DC [United States] 

US of State will accompany to Helsinki, for the much-anticipated meeting with Russian on July 16.

Pompeo will meet Russian and hold discussions on a range of issues on the US-Russian agenda.

"US of State will accompany to Helsinki, Finland, for the president's meeting with Russian President on July 16. While in Helsinki, Pompeo will meet with Russian to discuss a range of issues on the US-Russian agenda," State Department Heather Nauert, said, in a statement.

The US secretary will also meet with his Finnish counterpart to discuss bilateral and regional issues.

The Trump-Putin summit is likely to take place for several hours and the two presidents will address a joint news conference after it, according to the Russian

This summit will be the third time that both the leaders would meet face-to-face.

Putin and Trump first met during the summit in Germany's in July last year and again met for the second time in summit in in November last year.

Earlier in March this year, the two leaders held a telephonic conversation, where Trump had invited Putin to visit Washington D.C.

It is to be noted that relations between US and are greatly strained due to the crisis in Ukraine, Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2015, differences regarding Russian military intervention in the Syrian civil war, and the alleged meddling of 2016 US

has repeatedly condemned Moscow's actions in and imposed sanctions over the same since 2014.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 02:56 IST
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