Topic: G20 Summit in St.Petersburg
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St. PETERSBURG, September 5 (RIA Novosti) - US President Barack Obama has arrived at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport for the G20 Summit.
His official schedule does not include a meeting with President Vladimir Putin but Putin’s aide Yury Ushakov has not ruled out the two presidents could meet on the sidelines.
Speaking to reporters at the G20 on Thursday, Putin’s spokesperson said that “a separate meeting [between Putin and Obama] is not planned but there will, nonetheless, be some kind of conversations.”
The G20 leaders’ meeting runs through Thursday and Friday in Strelna, a St. Petersburg suburb.
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