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Negotiations of presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump on the sidelines of the summit of “Big twenty” in Hamburg on Friday, July 7, last for almost two hours.
The Russian side expected that the presidents will last about an hour. The White house took her half an hour, said TASS.
“Given that they are taking so long, — perhaps, after all, there’s quite a wide agenda, starting, of course, from political issues”, — said Russian Sherpa G20 Svetlana Lukash. She expressed hope that Putin and trump also touched on economic issues.
The first meeting of Putin and trump began at about 17:10 Moscow time. The heads of state shook hands and expressed hope for constructive dialogue. Journalists were able to watch only the beginning of the conversation.
Earlier Friday, press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin has a lot of questions to the American colleague. In the Kremlin, announcing their appointment, said that the leaders of the two countries to discuss bilateral relations, the situation in Syria and the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. The White house focused on the Syrian issue.