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US President Donald Trump along with Russia President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017.
President Donald Trump along with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will likely meet on the sidelines of an economic summit in Vietnam Friday, according to a Kremlin spokesperson.
“Right at which point the time of the meeting will be being agreed,” presidential aide, Yuri Ushakov, told reporters Thursday, according to Russian news agencies.
Trump along with Putin are both anticipated to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) leaders’ meeting which opens in Danang, Vietnam on Friday.
The U.S. along with Russian leaders first met in July at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. However, bilateral relations have since become increasingly fraught, with Congress imposing fresh sanctions on Russia, Moscow limiting the number of U.S. diplomats inside the country along with the closure of diplomatic offices by the U.S.
On Wednesday, Russia’s state-run news agency TASS reported Ushakov as saying which would certainly be “entirely logical” for Trump along with Putin to shake hands along with discuss geopolitical issues.