NBC News– President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to hold a summit meeting, with the time and place to be announced on Thursday, Russian and U.S. officials said Wednesday.
The meeting — the first between the two men not on the sidelines of a larger gathering of world leaders — is expected to occur in mid-July, when Trump is scheduled to be in Europe to visit Belgium and Britain, said Russian foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov, according to Russian state media. The summit is not expected to take place in either Russia or the U.S.
The announcement of the Trump-Putin summit, which will draw intense interest given special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Kremlin’s election interference and the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia, follows meetings in Moscow this week between Putin and national security adviser John Bolton.
Bolton confirmed plans for the summit in a news conference later Wednesday.
Source: NBC News