An Honor To Be With You: Trump, Putin Meet At G-20

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U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have finally hooked up in Germany.

The two heads of state had their first face-to-face encounter on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg on Friday, where both presidents stressed the importance of personal meetings.

The meeting lasted more than two hours.

Phone talks obviously were not enough.

Russia Today reports:

The meeting was initially planned to last for around 30-40 minutes, international media reported earlier in the day.

President Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it’s going very well,” Trump told the media during the photo session.

We’ve had some very, very good talks, we are gonna have a talk now and obviously that will continue,” Trump added, saying there are hopes “to a lot of very positive things happening.

It’s an honor to be with you, thank you,” Trump concluded, offering his hand to Putin for a handshake.

Spasibo [thank you],” the US leader added in Russian.

Addressing Trump, Putin then said that although the two of them have “several times talked over the phone, including on some very important bilateral and international issues,” phone talks were “obviously not enough.

Meetings in person are “necessary” if the two countries want to resolve the “most pressing issues,” Putin added.

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his US counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were also present at the meeting.

In May, Russian top diplomat Lavrov met with the US president at the White House, where they talked for about 40 minutes. Since Trump took office in January, the US secretary of state has also made a visit to Russia, where Tillerson held talks with both Lavrov and Putin.

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