Donald trump and Vladimir Putinto: Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
The President of the United States Donald trump arrived for talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin late. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
According to the Agency, trump arrived at the venue of the meeting at the presidential Palace in Central Helsinki is 20 minutes late Putin. Heads of state met with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö.
The Russian leader also arrived at the Palace late relative to the scheduled time. His arrival at the place of meeting was planned at 13:00 local time, but was delayed as the plane landed half an hour later than expected.
The result is the beginning of negotiations behind the planned schedule has shifted by about an hour.
Earlier it was reported that the talks of the presidents took 3 hours and 15 minutes. According to the Protocol, bilateral negotiations of heads of state should start at 13:15 local time (coincides with Moscow) in the Gothic hall of the Palace. Among the stated themes — the issues of the Syrian settlement, the situation in the East of Ukraine. Following the meeting, the leaders will give a joint press conference.
The summit in Helsinki — the first full meeting of the two presidents. For the first time Putin and trump met in 2017 in Hamburg on the sidelines of the G20. Then they talked for 2 hours and 15 minutes, most of the negotiations took place behind closed doors.
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