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Trump, Putin may meet next week

| Updated: November 05, 2017 13:49:13

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump may meet next week at an Asian economic summit to be held in Vietnam.

Discussions were under way to set up an encounter at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Danang of Vietnam from November 8-10, said the Kremlin on Friday.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that it is hard to overestimate the importance and significance for all international matters of any contact between the two Presidents.

A Reuters report said, representatives for the White House did not immediately reply to a request for comment on Friday.

However, on Thursday, Trump told Fox News in an interview that it was possible to meet with Putin during the trip.

“We may have a meeting with Putin,” he said. “And, again – Putin is very important because they can help us with North Korea. They can help us with Syria. We have to talk about Ukraine.”

Trump-Putin meeting is being discussed amid strains over sanctions against Moscow, the Syria conflict and the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

Putin and Trump first met at a G20 summit in Hamburg in July when they discussed allegations of Russian meddling in the US election last year but agreed to focus on better ties rather than litigating the past.


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