President Trump and members of his administration are requesting a full bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Germany next month.
State Department and National Security Council officials have urged Trump to carefully wade into building a relationship with Russia as the federal government and congressional committees investigate whether his presidential campaign colluded with Moscow.
While some administration officials have pressed for a quick "pull-aside" meeting at the Group of 20 summit or lower officials talking privately instead of the heads of state, Trump wants an event that includes the media and time for work sessions, according to one government official.
Both leaders have yet to meet face to face since Trump took office more than five months ago, but have spoken by phone on multiple occasions.
Trump has previously talked about wanting to work with Russia despite the continued investigations into its interfering in the U.S. elections last November.
The last time the U.S. and Russia conducted a bilateral meeting was in 2015. The White House has not announced if Trump will meet with Putin in Hamburg.