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Putin and Trump agree to hold a summit

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Published on October 6, 2019 -
Putin and Trump agree to hold a summit
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Putin and Trump agree to hold a summit

Debbie debbie the u-s and russia have agreed to hold a summit between president trump and russian president vladimir putin.

This after talks today between white house national security adviser john bolton and putin in moscow.

'bill neely' is in moscow with the story.

## pkg (s/ bill neely / nbc news / moscow, russia :02-:09) so the summit between president trump and russia's president putin is on.

It will be the first formal summit between the two men.

They've met face to face twice before at international meetings.

They've spoken about eight times on the phone but this will be the first fully-fledged summit with an agenda with a joint communiqu?

At the end and so on.

It was agreed after talks today between the national security adviser john bolton and mr. putin.

S/ john bolton / us national security advisor :28-:37 "we did indeed talk about russian interference in will be a subject of conversation between the two presidents as well."

Vladimir putin beginning that discussion by saying relations between the u-s and russia are bad in large part because of internal us politics, failing to mention russia's annexation of crimea, its invasion of ukraine, its bombing of syria and so on.

Putin also said russia have never sought direct confrontation with the us.

So we know the summit is on.

Tomorrow they will announce where and when though it is thought to be july.

And the frontrunner at the minute for hosting the summit is helsinki.

(-- neely on camera --) s/ bill neely / nbc news / moscow, russia 1:11-1:22 the big question is why are they having this summit, why is it useful to president putin, why does president trump want it.

Bill neely, nbc news, moscow.

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