White House, Krem­lin play down ‘se­cret’ talks

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

meet­ing was not pre­vi­ously men­tioned.

The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion has been be­sieged by al­le­ga­tions that the his ad­vis­ers al­legedly col­luded with Rus­sia to win the elec­tion.

Trump took to Twit­ter to blast the sug­ges­tion that there was any­thing im­proper about his din­ner chat with Putin.

At the din­ner in Ham­burg, Trump was seated be­tween the wife of the prime min­is­ter of Ja­pan and the wife of the pres­i­dent of Ar­gentina. US first lady Me­la­nia Trump was seated next to Putin.

Ac­cord­ing to a US of­fi­cial, “dur­ing the course of the din­ner, all the lead­ers cir­cu­lated through­out the room and spoke with one an­other freely”.

“Pres­i­dent Trump spoke with many lead­ers dur­ing the course of the evening. As the din­ner was con­clud­ing, Pres­i­dent Trump went over to Mrs Trump, where he spoke briefly with Pres­i­dent Putin.”

JO­ERG MITTER / RED BULL CON­TENT POOL

Martin Sonka of the Czech Repub­lic leads Ni­co­las Ivanoff of France over the Agri­cul­tural Palace in Kazan, Rus­sia, be­fore the fifth stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Cham­pi­onship on Wednes­day.

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