Presidents Donald Trump and Vladmir Putin agree to schedule meeting in Germany

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Kremlin says Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump have agreed to try to schedule a meeting in Germany in July.

The White House says President Trump and the Russia president also held a “very good” conversation about the ongoing crisis on Syria.

A White House readout of the phone calls says the two leaders discussed the creation of safe zones in Syria and agreed that the suffering in Syria “has gone on for far too long.”

Tuesday’s call was the first known discussion between the leaders since the U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian government air base. Russia is one of the Syrian regime’s most important backers.

A Russian news agency says Trump and Putin also discussed holding their first in-person meeting in July on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Germany.

FBI and congressional investigations continue into the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia and Russia’s meddling in the election.

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