Pompeo to accompany Trump to Helsinki for summit with Putin – State Dept.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will accompany President Donald Trump to Helsinki, Finland, for Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16, it was announced Thursday.

State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement that while in Helsinki, Pompeo will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov “to discuss a range of issues on the U.S.-Russian agenda.” Pompeo will also meet with his Finnish counterpart, Foreign Minister Timo Soini, to discuss bilateral and regional issues, the statement added.

Trump and Putin will meet on July 16 in Helsinki, where they are expected to discuss relations between the two countries and a range of national security issues, in addition to Ukraine and Syria.

Source: Kuwait News Agency