Details to be made public Thursday
Kremlin Foreign Policy Adviser Yuri Ushakov said that President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin will hold a summit and details will come out on Thursday.
Ushakov said the Russian president “reached an agreement with U.S. national security adviser John Bolton.”
From The Wall Street Journal:
The summit will be held in a third country, and the details of the time and place will be announced Thursday, Kremlin foreign-policy adviser Yuri Ushakov said, according to Interfax news agency. He said the summit would start with a one-on-one meeting between the presidents that could last several hours, and would focus on bilateral relations, Syria and arms-control issues.
Mr. Bolton met with Mr. Putin in the Kremlin Wednesday. In public comments, both said they hoped to improve relations, which have been damaged by disagreements over Russia’s military interventions in Ukraine and Syria, and Russia’s meddling in the U.S. presidential elections.
Trump has met with Putin before at bigger summits. This one-on-one meeting will be the first between the two of them.
Trump will travel to Europe next month “for a NATO meeting in Brussels and a working visit to the United Kingdom.” Members of NATO have asked Trump to meet with Putin after the Brussels meeting “citing concerns Trump might agree to something with Putin that they are then forced to go along with.”
One official suggested Helsinki, Finland while others have mentioned Vienna, Austria.
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