Trump-Putin meeting at G20 lasts 1.5 hours


US President Donald Trump and the Russian President Vladimir Putin held a bilateral meeting on Friday morning on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.

The meeting of the two leaders lasted for 1.5 hours. Right after the meeting the White House posted on its official Twitter account that it was in both countries’ interest to improve US-Russian relations.

Trump and Putin reportedly discussed various issues, including current situations in Iran, Ukraine, Syria and Venezuela.

Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s Assistant Yuri Ushakov, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Minister of Finance Anton Siluvanov were present at the meeting from the Russian side. From the American one, the meeting was attended by Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, Trump’s Advisor Fiona Hill, Minister of Finance Steven Mnuchin, National Security Assistant John Bolton, White House Press Secretary Staphanie Grisham, Trump’s Adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Trump’s daughter and Adviser Ivanka Trump.

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