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Trump, Putin to meet in Helsinki on July 16


ANI Washington DC [United States]
United States President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are set to hold a summit on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland, announced the Kremlin and the White House on Thursday.
The two leaders are likely to discuss issues related to national security as well as the issue of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
"President Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation will meet on July 16, 2018, in Helsinki, Finland. The two leaders will discuss relations between the United States and Russia and a range of national security issues," the White House said in a statement.
"Under the agreement, the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump will take place on July 16 in Helsinki," Russian news agency TASS, quoted the Kremlin Press service, as saying in a statement.
The meeting is likely to take place for several hours and the two presidents will address a joint news conference after it, according to the Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov.
On Wednesday, US National Security Adviser John Bolton arrived in Moscow and held several meetings and also met with the Russian President in the Kremlin. After the visit, Bolton said that as part of preparations for the summit a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other events would be held.
The US-Russia summit will be taking place four days after a NATO meeting in Brussels, Belgium, where Trump will meet leaders of US military allies.

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First Published: Jun 28 2018 | 8:00 PM IST

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