Moscow, June 28: The summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Donald Trump is scheduled for July 16 in Helsinki, news agency ANI  reported. “(The) two leaders will discuss the current state and prospects of further development of the Russian-US relations and also vital issues of the international agenda,” a Kremlin statement said. Also Read - Helsinki Citizens in Finland Can Now See Land of Tallinn of Estonia, Researchers Credit Less Pollution Due to COVID-19 Lockdown

Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov earlier told reporters that the venue of the summit was convenient for both sides, TASS news agency reported. Also Read - Russian President Vladimir Putin Warns US Over Deploying Missiles in European Nations

The meeting was likely to last several hours as there will be a protocol event, a tete-a-tete meeting and a joint news conference. Ushakov suggested that both the leaders could make a joint statement following the summit.

The announcement of date and venue comes a day after Putin’s adviser Yuri Ushakov in Moscow said the two leaders will meet in a third country. The summit will include one-on-one talks between the presidents and conclude with a joint news conference, Ushakov said, adding that the two leaders are expected to issue a joint statement.

(With agency inputs)