WASHINGTON, June 28 - US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will hold their first summit meeting on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland, the White House announced today.
They �will meet on July 16, 2018, in Helsinki, Finland,� White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.
�The two leaders will discuss relations between the United States and Russia and a range of national security issues,� Sanders said in a statement.
Putin and Trump discussed holding a summit when the US President congratulated him on his re-election in March.
The announcement of date and venue comes a day after Putin�s adviser Yuri Ushakov in Moscow said the two leaders will meet in a third country.
The summit will include one-on-one talks between the Presidents and conclude with a joint news conference, Ushakov said, adding that the two leaders are expected to issue a joint statement after their meeting.
Ushakov�s announcement came hours after President Putin met with US National Security Adviser John Bolton in Moscow.
According to Russian media, Putin and Bolton discussed �strategic stability in the world, control over nuclear weapons and, in general, a disarmament dossier.� They also discussed the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, North Korea, and the Iran nuclear deal. � PTI