The meeting between the President of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, on the sidelines of the G20 summit lasted 80 minutes, according to TASS.
Earlier, it was suggested that the conversation will take up between 60 and 90 minutes.
Opening the meeting, both leaders noted that the meeting can become a great opportunity to talk about many issues that piled up and needed to be discussed. Donald Trump proposed discussing trade ad disarmament issues. “It is a great honor to be with President Putin. His representatives, my representatives have many things to discuss, including trade and including some disarmament, little protectionism, perhaps,” he said.
“I cannot but agree with the [US] President, we have something to talk about,” Putin noted. “All the topics were set out, we have not seen each other in a while, since the Helsinki meeting (in July 2018). It is true that our administrations worked and gave us a great opportunity to continue what we were agreeing on in Helsinki,” Putin underlined.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that his face-to-face meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Osaka would be a good opportunity to continue dialogue between the leaders following their summit in Helsinki last year.
“We have things to discuss,” Putin said in brief comments to reporters ahead of the meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit.