Trump & Putin Conclude G20 Meeting After 2 Hours & 15 Minutes

Trump Putin and I Having โ€˜Very Good Talksโ€™ in GermanyPresident Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met for the first time in a highly anticipated encounter at the G20 conference in Germany.

Trump and Putin discussed โ€œvarious thingsโ€ in a face-to-face meeting Friday that lasted nearly two hours longer than its scheduled 30 minutes.

The President, speaking with reporters before the meeting, said there are โ€œa lot of positive things happening, for Russia, for the United States.โ€

Putin, speaking to Trump, told Trump, “I’m delighted to be able to meet you.”

Their friendly encounter comes at a time of tense relations between Washington and Moscow.

Earlier in the day, Trump and Putin had their first documented encounter โ€” grinning and shaking hands โ€” ahead of a G20 meeting with other world leaders.

โ€œI look forward to all meetings today with world leaders, including my meeting with Vladimir Putin. Much to discuss,โ€ Trump tweeted Friday morning.