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Donald Trump to meet Russia’s Putin at G20 summit, says White House

National security adviser HR McMaster said the high-stakes meeting with Putin is among several scheduled for when Trump is in Hamburg, Germany, next week.

world Updated: Jun 29, 2017 23:42 IST
A combination of file photos shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and US President Donald Trump.
A combination of file photos shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and US President Donald Trump.(Reuters)

The White House on Thursday said US President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit next week in Germany.

National security adviser HR McMaster said the high-stakes meeting with Putin is among several scheduled for when Trump is in Hamburg, Germany, next week.

McMaster and economic adviser Gary Cohn did not say whether the president intends to address accusations that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, saying the agenda is “not finalized” for this or for any other meeting.

McMaster added that “our relationship with Russia really isn’t different” from that with other countries, adding that the president intends to address “irritants” as well as areas on which they can work together.