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Kremlin says Putin and Trump likely to meet in Vietnam
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump have a full agenda for their likely encounter on the sidelines of a Pacific nations' summit this week, the Kremlin said Wednesday.

 

Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said the Russian leader will meet Trump during sessions of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders' meeting that opens Friday in Danang, Vietnam.

 

Ushakov said the US and Russian leaders may also have an "extensive" one-on-one meeting, although a specific time has not been set.

 

"There are things to discuss and we are ready for it," Ushakov said, adding that the agenda would include the Syrian war, the standoff over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, and a crisis in bilateral ties.

 

Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russian and US officials are trying to carve out a time slot for Trump and Putin to meet separately. The probability for a face-to-face meeting of the two presidents is "quite high," Peskov said.

 

He said Putin discussed preparations for the summit with members of the presidential Security Council on Wednesday.