Putin meets Merkel, other world leaders at G20 summit

Putin meets Merkel, other world leaders at G20 summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has started the second day of his visit to Buenos Aires, where a G20 summit is taking place, with a working breakfast with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, TASS reported.

Merkel came to a meeting with the Russian leader to the Alvear Palace Hotel, where the president is staying. Putin warmly welcomed the chancellor, invited her to breakfast and asked about Merkel’s further plans within the summit.

The breakfast was held without the media.

Earlier, The Indian Express reported that India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi Vladimir Putin and Chinese premier Xi Jinping for a trilateral meeting aimed at addressing various areas of cooperation among the three nations. This was the second trilateral meeting between India, Russia and China, which took place after a gap of twelve years.

“President Putin, President Xi Jinping and I discussed a wide range of subjects that would further cement the friendship between our nations and enhance world peace,” the Prime Minister wrote on Twitter.

Yesterday, Vladimir Putin and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte also briefly spoke ahead of a G20 session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The two were spotted having an exchange in the room whereas world leaders were gathering for the plenary session after a photo opportunity.

TASS also reported that Russian President will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his free time in lieu of his cancelled talks with US President Donald Trump.

"Yes, there will be a meeting with the Turkish president on Sunday in the first half of the day," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Saturday.