Kremlin says work continues on possible Putin-Trump meeting

Michael Metzel  TASS

Michael Metzel TASS

Earlier, US President Donald Trump said that he will meet Putin during the summit on June 28-29, reported Al Jazeera. He wants to know who now possesses the notes from the meeting and if a copy has been provided to the State Department and which officials were given summaries of readouts from Trump and Putin's meetings over the last two years.

Ushakov said the meeting is set to last about an hour, though it will be up to the presidents to decide.

Putin has denied Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 USA election to help Trump win, even though Mueller uncovered extensive evidence to the contrary.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, who chairs the House committee on Oversight and Government reform, told White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney in a letter on Monday that he expects all available documents and information about Trump's meeting with Putin last summer to be provided to the committee by July 8. Trump had called and congratulated Modi over the phone on his re-election.

Putin has denied that Russian Federation has meddled in the vote to help Trump win, even though USA special counsel Robert Mueller has uncovered extensive evidence to the contrary.

The list of his meetings on the sidelines of the G20 summit include Australian prime minister Scott Morrison, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister Modi of India, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Russian president Vladimir Putin, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Chinese president Xi Jinping and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from Turkey, the official said.

Ushakov said that both arms treaties are expected to be on the agenda of Friday's meeting.

The official did however say there were "no plans" for Trump to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his trip to Asia. "Making a bargain with Trump is a myth. Trump acts in a tough environment that makes any serious deals unlikely".

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