Vladimir Putin and President Trump meeting G20 summit full story

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A meeting between Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump took place on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

President of the United States of America Donald Trump: Thank you very much. We appreciate it.

President Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it’s going very well. We’ve had some very, very good talks. We’re going to have a talk now, and obviously that will continue. But we look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia, for the United States, and for everybody concerned. And it’s an honour to be with you. Thank you.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President,

We have talked on the phone about vital bilateral and international issues several times but, of course, telephone conversations are not enough.

If we want to find positive solutions to bilateral issues and the most important and urgent international problems, such meetings in person are essential.

I am very happy to meet you, Mr President. I hope, as you have said, that our meeting will produce positive results.

The G20 leaders held a meeting on counter-terrorism efforts.
The G20 leaders held a meeting on counter-terrorism efforts. Photo: Kremlin Moscow / Bundesregierung/Güngör

The G20 leaders held a meeting on counter-terrorism efforts.

In addition, Vladimir Putin took part in working meeting devoted, in particular, to global economic growth and trade.

The President of Russia also held a number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit.

Gemeinsames Abendessen der Teilnehmer und ihrer Partnerinnen und Partner des G20-Gipfels in der Elbphilharmonie (v.l.: Wladimir Putin, Präsident Russlands; Juliana Awada, Ehefrau des argentinischen Präsidenten; Mauricio Macri, Präsident Argentiniens; Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel). Photo: Bundesregierung/Güngör

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, Melania Trump, wife of the US President, Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina, and Chancellor Angela Merkel at the banquet in the Elbphilharmonie.

Official Kremlin Moscow Media Release