Analysis by BBC North The Us reporter Anthony Zurcher
With no tangible effects from the summit, the two leaders are framing this because the first of many meetings to come
Given the american response from around the political spectrum, alternatively, long run conferences could also be difficult to pull off.
After a week out of the country, Mr Trump on Monday added the coup de grace for what has been a highly disruptive week in US foreign affairs.
European allies are uneasy. US-Russia family members are uncertain. And the us political international – and even the White House’s personal communications workforce – is unsettled.
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Mr Putin defined the Helsinki assembly as “candid and useful” while Mr Trump stated there had been “deeply productive discussion”.
Mr Trump mentioned US-Russia members of the family had “never been worse” than before they met, however that had now changed.
Relations between Russia and the West have been severely strained via Moscow’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and Russia’s strengthen for separatists in jap Ukraine.