Trump And Putin Meet For First Time

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Cameras are allowed in for the first few minutes of President Trump's bilateral meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting in Hamburg. The above video is from the U.S.'s TIME Magazine. Similar footage from RT below:



Their meeting was scheduled to last for 35 minutes, but they ended up speaking for more than two hours, but only this section was public:

TRUMP: Thank you very much. We appreciate it.

President Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it's going very well. We've had some very, very good talks. We're going to have a talk now, and obviously that will continue.

But we look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia, for the United States and for everybody concerned.

And it's an honor to be with you.

PUTIN (THROUGH TRANSLATOR): Your excellency, Mr. President, we spoke over the phone with you several times before on very important bilateral and international issues. Well, phone conversation is never enough.

If we want to have a positive development through bilaterals and be able to resolve most acute international problems , we definitely we need personal meetings.

And I'm delighted to be able to meet you personally, Mr. President. And I hope, as you have said, our meeting will yield positive results.

TRUMP: Thank you. Thank you very much.


The Associated Press reports:

President Donald Trump opened his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin by raising concerns about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tells reporters that Trump pressed Putin on the issue during their more than two-hour meeting on the sidelines of a summit of world leaders in Germany.

Tillerson says Putin denied any involvement during his more than two-hour meeting with Trump.

Tillerson says he thinks the president "is rightly focused on how do we move forward from something that may be an intractable disagreement at this point."

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says he had a long conversation with President Donald Trump, and says that "many issues have piled up, including Ukraine, Syria, some bilateral and other issues."

He says he and Trump also spoke about "fighting terrorism and cybersecurity" during their two-plus-hour meeting

Putin made the comments at the beginning of a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He offered apologies to Abe for running late after his meeting with Trump stretched far longer than originally scheduled.

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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin spent more than two hours meeting Friday on the sidelines of a world leaders' summit.

State Department spokesman RC Hammond says that the meeting in Hamburg, Germany lasted two hours and 16 minutes.

It had originally been scheduled for just 30 minutes.

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