G20 sidelines, Putin-Obama meeting lasted longer than planned

The spokesman of the President Dmitry Peskov said the talks “went well”
G20 sidelines, Putin-Obama meeting lasted longer than planned
05 September 11:18 2016 Print This Article

Vladimir Putin met with President of the United States of America Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 Summit on Monday. The two leaders discussed the situation in Syria and Ukraine.

According to the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the meeting “went well” and lasted “longer than planned”.

“The meeting lasted longer than planned. [The two presidents] discussed, above all, Syria and Ukraine. After that Obama and Putin held a one-on-one meeting behind closed doors,” Mr Peskov said, adding that “the work will continue”.

Putin and Obama spoke for nearly an hour and a half.  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry also took part in the talks.

Today, in China, opens the second session at the G20 Summit, Global Economic and Financial Governance, which will focus on the ways to strengthen the global financial architecture, modernize tax systems and bank regulation mechanisms, and fight corruption.

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