Trump and Putin Finally Meet: Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed the handshake of US President Donald Trump at the APEC summit. This opportunity of Putin meeting Trump happened during the ceremony of photographing of the forum participants.
Putin, Trump at APEC Summit
At the APEC leaders’ session earlier on Friday, as well as at their meeting with members of the Business Advisory Council, Trump was not present, so photography was the first opportunity for the presidents of Russia and the US to meet at the summit.
At the right hand of Putin, the place for photography was reserved for the Peruvian leader Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Approaching the catwalk, he greeted Putin with an ordinary handshake, and throwing up his hand, urging the Russian president to “give five”, which the Russian leader did.
The solemn evening was opened by the performance of a musical collective performing national Vietnamese music and dances. Then the host of the summit addressed the guests with a welcoming speech.