Trump, Putin to meet at G20 summit

  • 09/11/2018
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Photo credit: Reuters

A meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 in Argentina will go ahead at end of this month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.

RIA news agency reported the two leaders are due to meet briefly before then at a short working lunch in the Elysee Palace in Paris on November 11.

Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies will gather in Buenos Aires for a two-day summit on November 30 and December 1.

The Kremlin said Mr Trump and Mr Putin would not have more than a brief talk during a gathering of leaders in Paris this weekend.

France had expressed concerns that a fully-fledged summit between the two leaders could distract from events to honour the centenary of the end of World War I, Russian state media reported.

Russia does not see any prospects for improving relations with the United States, the Kremlin said this week following the US midterm elections, which brought the Democratic Party control of the House of Representatives.