Germany (Mckoy’s News) – Trump’s G20 Summit Arrival: President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have already shaken hands ahead of their highly anticipated first meeting during the G20 summit in Germany today.
Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the two leaders “shook hands and told each other that they will shortly have a separate meeting.”
Trump tweeted Friday before arriving at the summit that he’s looking forward to meeting Putin because they have “much to discuss.”
Peskov responded to reporters that the Russian president is also looking forward to the meeting, which takes place amid the backdrop of Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
Trump arrived at the Hamburg convention center where the summit will take place Friday, joining other world leaders for their annual get-together.
Trump was welcomed with a handshake from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the summit host, who he also met with ahead of the convention.
Leaders of the world’s rich and developing nation are discussing a variety of issues over two days of meetings, including trade and climate change.
Trump will also hold talks with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto during G20.
Contributed by Dr. Colin O Jarrett