Kremlin confirms Trump-Putin meeting at G-20


Russian President Vladimir Putin and his USA counterpart Donald Trump can hold a separate meeting with "certain contents" at the G20 summit in Osaka, however signing an outcome document following these talks is not on the table, Russian President's press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters, TASS said.

Trump is scheduled to leave for Japan on 27 June to attend the two-day summit meeting of G20 leaders in Osaka on 28 and 29 June.

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

"The president is quite comfortable with any outcome" of the meeting with Xi, said another U.S. official. He added that the talks are expected to touch on arms control issues and global crises, including the Iranian nuclear deal, Syria, North Korea and Ukraine.

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The aircraft was flying over worldwide waters in the strait, where two commercial tankers were attacked with explosives last week. If Iran refrains from further escalation, the window of opportunity for a deal will be open, but not the kind that Iran wants.

The Group of 20 summit in Osaka will be their first meeting since special counsel Robert Mueller ended his investigation with no finding the Trump campaign conspired with Russian Federation.

Arm control treaties, which both Putin and Trump threatened to quit, will also be discussed by the two, according to the Kremlin fact sheet prepared for the meeting. They also had a full-fledged summit in Helsinki, Finland last July, after which Trump had faced fierce criticism at home for accepting Putin's denial of meddling in the USA vote.

Cummings' requests include information about how Trump tried to preserve the notes from the translator at the meeting in Hamburg, Germany in 2017 and if he attempted to destroy them.

Earlier, the Washington administration and Donald Trump have repeatedly said that the Russian-US summit would be held on the sidelines of the G20 events in Osaka. "So, we'll be spending a significant amount of time talking about policies that work including deregulation, tax reform, investment agendas, innovation and economic opportunities for all", the official said.