Russian President Vladimir Putin may meet with the American leader Barack Obama at the G20 summit in China, told reporters Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov. Nevertheless, Ushakov said that the meeting has not yet been agreed.
“Theoretically, may well be at the summit of “twenty” [to meet]. It is not coordinated, but can take place if the leaders agree to it in working order”, — said Ushakov on the sidelines of the Eastern economic forum in Vladivostok (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
Earlier, the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov admitted that Putin and Obama “somehow” will exchange views on the Syrian issue on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
“As such a separate full-scale meeting (Putin and Obama) as at the moment it is not planned”, — he said.
This Peskov said that the decision of the meeting, the leaders will make their own
Previously foreign policy Advisor to U.S. President Ben Rhodes also said the White house does not preclude informal meetings between Obama and Putin on the sidelines of the summit of “big twenty”. “On all these forums with their participation [Putin and Obama] we try to find opportunity for communication,” he said. At the end of June about possible negotiations, said the Russian foreign Ministry.
The last time Putin and Obama held a private meeting in Turkey in Antalya in November 2015 on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
This year at the G20 summit Putin planned separate talks with the heads of France and Germany Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel. In addition, the Russian leader will have his first meeting with the new Prime Minister of great Britain Teresa may.