On 16 July 2018, The Honorable Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, and H.E. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, are scheduled to meet in Helsinki, Finland.
The official schedule includes a one-on-one meeting, an expanded meeting with staff, and a luncheon.
What might be on the agendas? Acceptance of territorial integrity. Acceptance of territorial realities. Exchange of interests. Acceptance of political realities. Acceptance of ideologies. Retaining balance. Acceptance of muscularity. Strength by conflict.
Notable that neither head of state believes the meeting requires a moment, an announcement, an agreement, and accomplishment other than the optic of the meeting.
For each president, a (or perhaps the) primary goal is to establish the mechanism for a visit to Washington DC by President Putin and to Moscow by President Trump.
The Countries (in alphabetical order):
Baltics (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) China Cuba Georgia Iran Israel North Korea Russia (Crimea) Syria Turkey Ukraine Venezuela
Subjects (in alphabetical order):
Arms Control Elections Natural Gas Oil Re-Opening Consulates Sanctions Trade
Putin visit to Washington DC (September 2018) Trump visit to Moscow (November 2018)
If the Republic of Cuba is discussed, the topics may include the activities in the country by: China (infrastructure, telecommunications, durables, consumables, consumer products, military cooperation); Russia (infrastructure, power generation, railroads, military cooperation); Turkey (civil aviation, ports); and Venezuela (energy, financial services). The Trump Administration would seek assistance from the Putin Administration towards fostering commercial, economic and political changes in the Republic of Cuba. There would likely none to minimum assistance.
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