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President TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE is scheduled to meet with several foreign leaders at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly, including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The relationship between Trump and Zelensky has attracted scrutiny over the past 24 hours as a result of a widening controversy over an intelligence community whistleblower complaint that is said to involve a conversation Trump had with Ukraine.
Asked about the plans for the bilateral meeting, a senior administration official said Friday that Trump intends to congratulate Zelensky on his election victory and his efforts to reform corruption in Ukraine.
“President Trump is going to focus on again congratulating President Zelensky on his election victory and the incredible energy and success that Zelensky has put forward in implementing reform and anti-corruption efforts,” the senior administration official said.
The official also said that the two leaders would pursue other areas of cooperation, including in energy, trade and further reform of the Ukrainian economy, and that Trump plans to raise what he views as Chinese predatory economic activity against Ukraine’s intellectual property.
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