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Live: Trump- Putin begin day of meetings in Helsinki, Finland

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 July 2018, 18:04 IST

After a slight delay, the US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart 
Vladimir Putin started their day of meetings in Helsinki, Finland while tension increases between the two nations.

As the first formal meeting began, Trump was quoted, "The world wants to see us get along," He also added that he thinks he'll end up having an extraordinary relationship.

He even said that he was going for the meeting with very low expectations. But, of course, he said, "The bilateral summit nonetheless will be closely watched, amid concern from world leaders and U.S. lawmakers alike that the president may be too friendly toward a known adversary of the United States."

Trump tweeted, "US-Russia relations soured by US "foolishness" including the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election."

When asked if he would charge the Russian President Putin over Russia's alleged involvement in the 2016 election that helped him get into power, he said, "We'll do just fine."

After new revelations related to election meddling, the Democrats had asked for the cancelation of the summit but Trump inisited "a good thing to meet", to build a personal rapport with the leaders like he did with China and North Korea recently.

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First published: 16 July 2018, 18:04 IST