Trump and Putin to hold first summit in July

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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Fargo, N.D. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin will hold their first dedicated summit in the Finnish capital of Helsinki on July 16, both governments announced Thursday.

The meeting will be their first not on the sidelines of a larger gathering of world leaders.

“The two leaders will discuss relations between the United States and Russia and a range of national security issues,” a White House statement said.

The Kremlin said the pair would talk about the “prospects for the development of relations between the two countries and current international issues,” Russia’s state news agency Tass reported.

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