Jacinda Ardern seated at Donald Trump's UN Summit lunch table

Jacinda Ardern and Donald Trump have been spotted sitting at the same table at a United Nations luncheon.

The Prime Minister attended the event hosted by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the New York summit on Tuesday (local time). 

The luncheon was full of world leaders and high-profile politicians, but the biggest names seemed to be seated at one table together - and Ardern scored a seat.

Photos posted to social media by White House reporter Josh Wingrove show Ardern engaged in a lively-looking chat with a woman whose back is to the camera but is believed to be Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seated to Ardern's right, but didn't seem too interested in making conversation as photos show her engrossed in a book. However C-Span video of the lunch taken at a different point showed Merkel and Ardern engaged in conversation.

Seated next to Merkel is host Guterres, who was seen chatting with President Trump. On Trump's other side is Polish President Andrzej Duda.

It's more difficult to identify the other people seated at the table as their faces are mostly obscured or turned away from the camera, but Wingrove says Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is at the table.  

There's no word yet whether Ardern and Trump exchanged any words at the lunch, but she was photographed talking with Merkel before they took their seats.