WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin will meet in Helsinki, Finland on July 16.
The U.S. and Russia simultaneously released details of the summit in separate statements Thursday morning.
The White House said the two leaders “will discuss relations between the U.S. and Russia and a range of national security issues”.
The Kremlin said Putin and Trump will discuss the current and future state of Russian-American relations as well as “current issues from the international agenda”.
Details of the summit were finalized Wednesday in Moscow by US national security advisor John Bolton and the Putin administration. Bolton said that the summit will benefit the world.
“Both President Trump and President Putin think they may be able to find constructive solutions,” Bolton said. “I’d like to hear someone say that’s a bad idea.”
President Trump will already be in Europe for the summit; he is expected to attend a meeting with NATO officials in Brussels on July 11 and 12.
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