Putin and Obama spoke at the summit in Peru

Putin and Obama spoke at the summit in Peru

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US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the APEC summit in Lima. Peru

Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama exchanged remarks during the APEC summit in Lima. Earlier, the Kremlin reported that separate talks between the two presidents are not scheduled

During the APEC summit in Lima was a short conversation between the presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama, reports Reuters.

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov confirmed that the meeting took place, according to him, the presidents had a short conversation on the sidelines of the APEC summit.

“At the beginning of the retreat (working session) greeted each other and briefly spoke,” — said Peskov (quoted by RIA news). He did not specify what he was talking about presidents.

Prior to the summit, Peskov explained that a separate meeting of the two presidents is not planned, butneither can meet during the event. “They way or another during the summit cross”. he said.

In September 2016, answering the question RBC about a possible meeting between Obama and Putin, adviser to the Russian President Yuri Ushakov recalled that in recent meetings the two leaders agreed during the summits. “The agreement achieved when delegations arrive at the venue of an international meeting. Occurs personal contact in the corridors between the presidents, and if you want both sides, then we agree already and are holding this meeting,” said Ushakov.

The last meeting between Putin and Obama met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the Chinese Hangzhou. The two leaders discussed the situation in Ukraine and Syria. Following the meeting, Putin said that the parties have “a certain rapprochement”, and called for full normalization of relations with the United States. Putin also mentioned that the negotiations in passing, we touched on the topic of sanctions, but was not discussed in detail.

APEC (Asia-Pacific economic cooperation) is an international forum that brings together 21 leading economies of the world for cooperation in the field of trade and economic development of the region. APEC’s core mission to 2020 has been called the creation of a system of free and open trade in the Asia-Pacific region.

Russia is involved in APEC since 1998.