Finland: Trump-Putin summit to be at presidential palace

By Associated Press

HELSINKI (AP) — Officials in Finland say the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will be held at one of the Finnish president’s official residences in Helsinki.

The office of Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said Friday that Trump and Putin will meet on Monday at the yellow 19th century Presidential Palace overlooking the Baltic Sea and located a stone’s throw away from Helsinki’s iconic waterfront Market Square.

Trump and first lady Melania Trump will have a separate breakfast meeting with Niinisto and his spouse, Jenni Haukio, on Monday morning.

Putin and Trump have met twice before on the sidelines of international meetings. The Helsinki summit will be their first official stand-alone meeting. U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev held talks in 1990 at the same venue.

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