Trump and Putin Hold Face-to-face Talks in Helsinki
HELSINKI, FINLAND — July 16, 2018
The President of the United States, Donald Trump, and the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, are to meet in the Gothic Hall of the Presidential Palace in Helsinki.
The face-to-face conversation is scheduled to begin at the Presidential Palace after midday (at approximately 1 pm) with the President of Finland Niinistö officially welcoming President Putin, followed by President Trump. The bilateral discussions between the Russian and American presidents will take place face-to-face. Afterwards there will be a wider working lunch in the Hall of Mirrors.
Relevant information is provided in the leaders ' programme.
Prior to the working lunch, the Foreign Minister of Russia and the U.S. Secretary of State will also meet for discussions at the Presidential Palace.
The wider talks will be followed by a joint press conference given by President Trump and President Putin in the Hall of State.
After the press conference, President Niinistö and President Putin are set to meet at the Presidential Palace.
Finland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Timo Soini, will also meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the Presidential Palace.