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Another Big Summit? Trump May Meet With Putin

Wall Street Journal reports that Ambassador Huntsman is working on it
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2018 8:30 AM CDT
President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, in 2017.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

(Newser) – President Trump's upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un may not be Trump's only high-profile summit in the near future. The Wall Street Journal reports that a summit between Trump and Vladimir Putin is in the early planning stages. It's so early that the two nations have yet to pick a location or a date, but the US ambassador to Russia, Jon Huntsman, is reportedly focused on pulling it off.

“This has been an ongoing project of Ambassador Huntsman, stretching back months," a senior White House official tells the newspaper. Syria, Ukraine, nuclear-arms control, and a certain Robert Mueller investigation would be likely topics of conversation. The Hill notes that relations between the two countries soured in March over the poisoning of a former Russian spy. (During a March phone call, Trump invited Putin to the White House.)

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