President TrumpDonald John TrumpMidterms: The winners and losers GOP Rep. Mike Bost wins reelection in Illinois Sisolak becomes first Dem to win Nevada governor race since 1994 MORE’s only planned bilateral meeting with a world leader while in Paris this weekend will be with French President Emmanuel Macron, senior administration officials said Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the Kremlin said Putin would speak briefly with Trump during a lunch Sunday, saying plans for more substantive discussions were curtailed at France’s request to avoid distracting from the Armistice Day commemorations.
On a background call with reporters Tuesday, a senior Trump administration official said the lunch will be “widely gathered” with other world leaders and that “there’s nothing that’s right now planned or expected to be planned for pull asides or exchanges.”
There is no set topic for the discussion, but the official said he would expect Syria, Iran and European security to come up. Asked if Trump or Macron are expected to raise trade issues, the official that is a topic that “frequently comes up” in Trump’s meetings with world leaders.
Trump will then visit the Belleau Wood battlefield and an American cemetery. He will also conduct a meet and greet at the American embassy in Paris, and his day will end with a dinner hosted by Macron for visiting heads of state.