"US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will accompany President Donald J. Trump to Helsinki, Finland, for the president's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16. While in Helsinki, Secretary Pompeo will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss a range of issues on the US-Russian agenda," United States State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert, said, in a statement.
The US secretary will also meet with his Finnish counterpart Timo Soini to discuss bilateral and regional issues.
This summit will be the third time that both the leaders would meet face-to-face.
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 Russia 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 presidential election.
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