US president Donald Trump invites Putin to White House for second meeting

US president Donald Trump invites Putin to White House for second meeting

Press secretary to President Donald Trump of the United States, Sarah Sanders, has said that the president has asked White House to extend an invitation to Russian president, Vladimir Putin to visit Washington later this year, 2018.

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Briefly.co.za gathers that Sanders took to her Twitter page to make the announcement on Thursday, July 19.

She tweeted: “In Helsinki, @POTUS agreed to ongoing working level dialogue between the two security council staffs. President Trump asked @Ambjohnbolton to invite President Putin to Washington in the fall and those discussions are already underway."

See tweet below:

Recall that the two leaders met at a summit in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday July 16.

Commenting on the summit, President Trump said: "The Summit with Russia was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the fake news media.

"I look forward to our second meeting so that we can start implementing some of the many things discussed, including stopping terrorism, security for Israel, nuclear proliferation, cyber attacks, trade, Ukraine, Middle East peace, North Korea and more.

"There are many answers, some easy and some hard, to these problems. But they can all be solved!"

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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that the United States formally opened its embassy in Jerusalem amid deadly protests in the Gaza Strip.

The move on Monday, May 14, followed a December 2017 decision by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and relocate the US mission there from Tel Aviv.

Trump's controversial declaration was widely condemned by the international community, with the United Nations General Assembly rejecting, by a huge majority, the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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