Helsinki Summit HIGHLIGHTS| Trump to Putin: World wants us to get along

The countries are likely to discuss wide-ranging issues such as conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, as well as alleged meddling in the US election and Western sanctions.

Published: 16th July 2018 03:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th July 2018 07:29 PM   |  A+A-

US President Donald Trump (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin reach to shake hands before a meeting in Helsinki (Photo | AFP)

By Online Desk

The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki today, with Donald Trump promising an "extraordinary relationship" and Vladimir Putin saying it was high time to thrash out disputes around the world.

Looking sombre, they exchanged opening remarks in front of the press at the start of their summit in Helsinki.

While Trump acclaimed the meeting's potential, Putin said: "The time has come to talk in a substantive way about our relations and problem areas of the world."

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(With inputs from AP and AFP)

 

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