Trump and Putin Have Lunch During Their Meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki
HELSINKI, FINLAND — July 16, 2018
Trump and Putin sitting down for a very late lunch flanked by six aides each.
On Trump’s side sit US ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman; US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo; White House chief of staff, John Kelly; national security adviser, John Bolton; and Russia expert and Trump adviser, Fiona Hill.
Putin’s side includes his spokesman Dmitry Petrov and foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.
As the two leaders sat down for a working lunch, Trump called his talks with Putin "a good start".
After their one-on-one meeting, Presidents Trump and Putin and delegation members sat down to lunch in the Hall of Mirrors. Asked how their meeting went, "very good start," said Pres Trump. (Pool photo by @anniekarni) pic.twitter.com/KVhwNhihob— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 16, 2018
Trump and Putin conversation face-to-face ended recently. It is known that during the meeting two leaders discussed US-Russian relations and their further development, as well as current international matters. The meeting lasted for more than two hours, with no formal agenda.