Kremlin confirms Trump-Putin meeting at G-20

US President Donald Trump will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan on June 28 and 29.

The Japan-America-India meeting or JAI, at the summit level with Abe, Trump and Modi, will be the second of its sort-the first occurred in December on the edges of the G20 summit in Argentina.

The Washington Post reported in January that Trump took possession of his interpreter's notes after a meeting with Putin in Hamburg in July 2017.

The House Oversight Committee sent another letter on Monday to acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney requesting to know what happened to a series of interpreter notes transcribed during President Trump's private meeting previous year with Russian President Vladimir Putin that Trump seized personally to keep them from view, The Washington Post reported.

Mr Trump is expected to land in Osaka on Thursday for the two-day Group of Twenty meeting.

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Answering the question whether it will be a separate meeting or talks "on the go", the Kremlin spokesman said that "we are not ruling out holding a separate meeting between Putin and Trump with certain contents".

"The Presidential Records Act is at the core of the Oversight Committee's legislative and oversight jurisdiction, and I had hoped that the White House would cooperate voluntarily with this inquiry", said House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.).

The White House said Trump was under no particular pressure to reach an agreement to de-escalate the ongoing trade war with China, in which the USA has imposed several rounds of tariffs on Beijing.

Trump will also sit down with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman for talks that are especially timely given the soaring tensions between the United States and Iran.

On Saturday afternoon, Trump will leave Osaka for Seoul, where he will meet with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, on Sunday.

  • Sonia Alvarado