Russia, US to hold summit in ‘third country’

Moscow [Russia]: Russia and the United States (US) have agreed to hold a summit in a “third country”, the Kremlin announced on Wednesday.

The details (venue and time) of the summit between Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will be announced on Thursday.

“The two countries have discussed the issue (about the summit) for a long time, it has been discussed through closed channels. I can say that an agreement has been reached on holding the summit, even an agreement on the time and venue. We will presumably announce that tomorrow together with our US counterparts,” Russian news agency TASS reported, citing Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov, as saying.

“A very convenient place for us and the American side has been selected in a third country,” he added.
Ushakov was speaking after Putin held talks with US National Security Adviser John Bolton in the Kremlin.

Bolton was warmly greeted by the Russian president in a grand meeting room at the Kremlin.

The meeting is likely to take place for several hours and the two presidents will address a joint news conference after it, according to the Russian president’s aide.

This comes barely a few days after the historic summit between the US and North Korea took place in Singapore on June 12. (ANI)