The summit between United States President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, which was announced on Wednesday, will take place in Finland’s Capital Helsinki on July 16. “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 on Thursday.
Putin’s Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov had told reporters after a meeting between the Russian president and US National Security Adviser John Bolton on Wednesday that the details of the summit would be announced on Thursday.
Ushakov said there were several matters such as strategic stability, the fight against international terrorism and other regional matters on the agenda. “All these issues are fundamentally important both for us and Americans,” Ushakov added. “However, if we talk about the issues, which can be discussed, I can only assume those will be the current situation in bilateral relations, the Syrian settlement, global stability and the disarmament dossier.”
On Thursday, the Kremlin said that Putin and Trump will discuss “the current state and prospects of further development of Russian-US relations and also vital issues of the international agenda”, Russia’s TASS news agency reported.
Trump had said on Wednesday that the meeting would be held after a July 11-12 summit of leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and that Helsinki was a possible venue, Reuters reported.