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Trump and Putin to Meet? Here’s Four Items They Could Talk About

As President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin prepare for a possible July meeting, here are some topics that could be on the agenda.

By NTK Staff | 06.21.2018 @12:00pm
Trump and Putin to Meet? Here’s Four Items They Could Talk About

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin may meet at a neutral location before Trump attends a NATO summit, CNN reported on Thursday.

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are planning to meet around the time of Trump’s trip to the UK and the NATO summit in mid-July, according to two diplomatic sources familiar with the matter.

One diplomatic official told CNN that the Trump administration wants the meeting in Washington but Moscow has insisted on neutral ground. The official added that Vienna is the likely location.

The meeting would be highly anticipated, especially given the exposure Americans have to the investigations into alleged collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russians.

But there are many world affairs involving both Russia and the U.S. that could also be discussed between Putin and Trump. Here are a few top ones they could discuss in July.

G8?

Earlier this month, Trump called for the G7 – which includes the U.S., Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, and the UK – to readmit Russia, which would make the group a ‘G8’ again.

As Trump feuds with American allies (especially Germany) and courts American adversaries (like North Korea), Putin may make a play for readmission into the exclusive group.

THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Who better for Trump to vent to on the Russia investigation – which Trump calls a “Witch Hunt Hoax” – than another world leader who thinks the investigation is a bunch of bull?

UKRAINE

Even though Trump has praised Vladimir Putin at times, he has also assisted Ukraine by providing arms to the Eastern European country in its fight against Russian occupation of its territory. Putin, who annexed Crimea during the Obama administration’s tenure, may try to convince Trump to pull back on his assistance to Ukraine.

NATO

As mentioned, the summit will come just before Trump attends a NATO summit. Will Putin try to convince Trump to break away, in ways official and unofficial, from the longstanding security pact that seeks to counter Russian aggression in the world?

Trump has griped about NATO on Twitter regularly:

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