President Trump open to visiting Moscow, says White House
He had added that the next bilateral meeting between the two would take place next year.
US President Donald Trump is looking forward to hosting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Washington next year and is open to visiting Moscow upon receiving a formal invitation, the White House said today.
The two leaders had held their first bilateral summit in Helsinki, Finland on July 16, vowing a fresh start to troubled relations between their countries.
"President Trump looks forward to having President Putin to Washington after the first of the year, and he is open to visiting Moscow upon receiving a formal invitation," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.
Trump's National Security Adviser on Wednesday had said the US President believes he should not meet his Russian counterpart till the "witch hunt" over Moscow's alleged interference in American elections concludes.
Trump last week had asked Bolton to explore the possibility of meeting Putin this fall.
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