Stage set at APEC summit for Trump-Putin meeting

Stage set at APEC summit for Trump-Putin meeting
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World leaders arrived in Vietnam on Friday for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

Vladimir Putin and others will notably be talking trade. But much focus will be on whether the Russian President holds a face to face meeting with his American counterpart.

Putin and Donald Trump first held talks in July to discuss claims of Russian meddling in last year’s US election.

And as he set off for Vietnam from China, there was speculation that Trump could meet the Kremlin leader again.

The US President has hailed the success of the Chinese leg of his Asian tour.

President Xi Jinping lavished attention on Trump and his wife Melania. The First Lady is extending her stay.

Before leaving Beijing, Trump took to Twitter to reiterate that he didn’t blame China for the trade difficulties between the two countries.

And he praised his host as ‘highly respected’ and a ‘powerful representative of his people’.

with Reuters

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