White House says Trump ‘open’ to visiting Moscow

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WASHINGTON, July 27, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – The White House on Friday said US President Donald Trump was open to a controversial visit to Moscow, after an apparent invitation from Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

“(Trump) has a desire to conduct meetings in the future and I am ready,” Putin said, extending the invitation and reiterating his desire to go to Washington.

The White House responded with a statement saying “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.”

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