Report: Summit Between Trump And Putin In Planning Stages

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A summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is in the planning stages, according to a Friday report from The Wall Street Journal.

The report comes on the same day it was announced that the formerly cancelled June 12 meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was back on. (RELATED: Trump: North Korea Summit Is BACK ON)

According to the report, U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman was in Washington trying to arrange the meeting, which is still in the early stages as a location and date have not yet been determined.

“This has been an ongoing project of Ambassador Huntsman, stretching back months, of getting a formal meeting between Putin and Trump,” an official told WSJ. (RELATED: White House Releases Picture Of President Trump Accepting Letter From Kim Jong Un)

The two leaders, who have met twice before — once in Germany and once in Vietnam — would reportedly discuss Ukraine, nuclear arms control, and Syria in an effort to resolve differences.

Currently, the summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un will take priority. “If negotiations there continue, [work on the Russia summit] will be delayed,” an administration official told the Journal.

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