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Kremlin says Putin and Trump likely to meet in Vietnam

MOSCOW – The Kremlin says Russian and US presidents have a busy agenda for their likely encounter on the sidelines of a Pacific nations' summit later this week.

 

President Vladimir Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said Wednesday the Russian leader will meet President Donald Trump during the sessions of the annual summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum that opens Friday in Danang, Vietnam.

 

Ushakov said the two leaders may also have a separate "extensive" one-on-one meeting, although no specific time for it has been set yet.

 

Ushakov said "there are things to discuss and we are ready for it." He noted that the agenda would include the Syrian war, the standoff over North Korean nuclear and missile programs and a crisis in bilateral ties.