By Steve Dellar   |  07-16-2018   News
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This afternoon in Helsinki, Finland, US President Donald Trump met Russian President Vladimir Putin for first a two-hour one-on-one meeting followed by a working lunch with advisers.

Before the meeting began, Mr Trump congratulated Mr Putin for organizing a very successful World Cup and said he watched all the last games, more precisely: ‘I watched quite a bit of it, the whole final and the semi-finals, they were spectacular.’

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Donald Trump congratulates Vladimir Putin on the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldCup?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldCup</a> and says he believes the two Presidents will have an &quot;extraordinary relationship&quot; <a href="https://t.co/XZ3GcKyOts">https://t.co/XZ3GcKyOts</a> <a href="https://t.co/QSxN3OprW0">pic.twitter.com/QSxN3OprW0</a></p>&mdash; Sky News (@SkyNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1018819119423152130?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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President Trump stated: “Most importantly, we have a lot of things to talk about. We will be having discussions on everything from trade, to military, to missiles, to nuclear, to China, we will be talking a little bit about our mutual friend, President Xi.”

The US President believed he would have an ‘extraordinary relationship’ with Mr Putin.

Mr Trump: “I’ve seen saying that getting along with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have left their one-on-one meeting and are now taking part in their working lunch with their advisers <a href="https://t.co/ZeDEO1NdRi">https://t.co/ZeDEO1NdRi</a> <a href="https://t.co/3TqTftoJk5">pic.twitter.com/3TqTftoJk5</a></p>&mdash; Sky News (@SkyNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1018853457271324672?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr Putin stated it was time to discuss "difficult multi-national issues" with his US counterpart.

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After their one-on-one meeting, the two presidents were joined by their respective teams for a working lunch.

On the American side of the table, we could see: Russia expert Ms Fiona Hill, US Secretary of State Mr Mike Pompeo, US President Mr Donald Trump, US Ambassador to Russia Mr Jon Huntsman and National Security Adviser Mr John Bolton. Mr John Kelly, the White House Chief of Staff was also present.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Trump?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Trump</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Putin?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Putin</a> sitting down for “working lunch”. At 4.30pm local time! One-on-one meeting went on for 2 hours, rather than 90 minutes scheduled. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HELSINKI2018?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HELSINKI2018</a> <a href="https://t.co/H1nzldTU3f">pic.twitter.com/H1nzldTU3f</a></p>&mdash; Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) <a href="https://twitter.com/WilliamsJon/status/1018851194406621184?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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On the Russian side of the lunch table, there was Putin’s press secretary Mr Dmitry Peskov, Foreign policy aide to president Mr Yuri Ushakov, Russian President Mr Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Mr Sergei Lavrov, Russian Ambassador to Washington Mr Anatoly Antonov and lastly the Head of North America department of Russian foreign affairs ministry Mr Georgy Borisenko.

Source:

https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1018819119423152130

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Anonymous No. 31445 1531779648

BFFs meet… happy!

Anonymous No. 31447 1531781911

I honestly like Gold water's non-biased reporting. They just say what happened and not give unneeded political/social commentary. Thanks a lot!

Anonymous No. 31452 1531789079

this is wonderful!!! Trump is getting more things done #MAGA

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