Donald Trump to meet Vladimir Putin at G20 summit in Germany

Donald Trump to meet Vladimir Putin at G20 summit in Germany

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US President Donald Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, are scheduled to meet at the G20 summit in Hamburg next week.

Senior White House officials have declined to say whether Mr Trump would acknowledge or address Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The national security adviser, H.R. McMaster said the agenda has not been finalised yet, stating the US relationship with Russia, “really isn’t that different” from that with other countries. “We have no specific agenda…It’s whatever the president wants to talk about,” continued Mr McMaster during a briefing on the trip.

President Trump will address with Mr Putin what he called “irritants” and also areas on which the two countries can work together. Mr McMaster said the meeting with Putin in one of many schedules for when President Trump is in Germany for the summit.

The world awaits impatiently as the two leaders will be closely analysed. Mr. McMaster said that the high-stakes meeting with Mr Putin is among several scheduled for when Mr Trump is in Hamburg next week.

The meeting has been organised amid an ongoing FBI investigation into the Trump campaign’s contact with Russian officials during last year’s US election, as well as Congressional investigations into Russia’s meddling in the Presidential campaign.

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