HELSINKI — Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will meet Monday at a Finnish presidential palace in Helsinki that overlooks the Baltic Sea – the same venue where two of their predecessors met in 1990.

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto’s office said the American and Russian leaders will hold their summit at the 19th-century Presidential Palace, located a stone’s throw away from the capital’s iconic waterfront Market Square. 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 at the same venue in 1990.

To kick off the day, Trump and his wife, Melania, will join Niinisto and his wife, Jenni Haukio, for breakfast at Mantyniemi, another presidential residence in Helsinki. Niinisto also will hold a bilateral meeting with Putin.

– Associated Press

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