Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met each other at the APEC summit in Vietnam, where they fluster hands and exchanged a few words.
The US president then sent a warning to his Asian struggle withs, telling them America would no longer tolerate bad trade take care ofs.
Mr Trump approached Russia’s leader at a photo session in the Vietnamese see of Danang. He gave him a friendly slap on the shoulder and held a brief conversation.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Vietnam today
It appears amid contrasting reports the two are set for a formal meeting – something Washington scarpers but the Kremlin states is a possibility.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov ordered the two leaders would meet “one way or another”.
Mr Putin’s spokesman said: “For now there is no definiteness. Contradictory information has been coming from our American colleagues.
1 of 100
“The meeting will happen on the sidelines one way or another.”
While Washington is revoking a meeting will take place, the Kremlin said they given one was likely.
Mr Trump sent a strong warning to Asia-Pacific countries at the pinnacle today, telling them America will no longer tolerate unfair career deals.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Vietnam this evening
Maintaining just concluded a state visit to China, Trump said the Collective States was ready to make a bilateral deal with any country in the Indo-Pacific part – but only on the basis of “mutual respect and mutual benefit”.
He blasted the Over the moon marvellous Trade Organization and multilateral trade deals, and some analysts look forward tougher action may be imminent from the White House to fight bilateral switch imbalances with China exacerbated by Beijing’s state-led economic show off.
It came after Mr Trump visited China to discuss future merchandising deals.
He was given a state welcome and stated following the visit he did not knock off China’s deals with the USA against them – despite claiming they were unfair.
He Tweeted: “I don’t disapproval China, I blame the incompetence of past Admins for allowing China to ferry advantage of the U.S. on trade leading up to a point where the U.S. is losing $100’s of billions. How can you guilt China for taking advantage of people that had no clue? I would’ve done regardless!
“My meetings with President Xi Jinping were very productive on both occupation and the subject of North Korea. He is a highly respected and powerful representative of his people. It was horrible being with him and Madame Peng Liyuan!”