CBS News reports:
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladmir Putin are set to meet on July 16 in Helsinki where the leaders are expected to discuss national security issues as well as the issue of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Moscow and Washington confirmed the location and date of the summit in a joint statement released Thursday morning.
“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 statement said.
National Security Adviser John Bolton met in Moscow on Wednesday with the Russian delegation to begin groundwork for the meeting, which a Putin aide confirmed would take place mid-day and last “several hours.”
The Kremlin reports that Putin and Trump will meet on July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. pic.twitter.com/ZHaRC0m2Js
— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) June 28, 2018
BREAKING: Trump and Putin will hold their first bilateral summit in Helsinki on July 16 as the leaders seek to reverse a downward spiral in relations that has been exacerbated by findings that Russia meddled in U.S. elections.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 28, 2018
Trump and Putin to meet in Helsinki on July 16, day after World Cup final and three days after US President’s visit to the UK
— Henry Foy (@HenryJFoy) June 28, 2018