Putin, Obama Could Meet on Sidelines of G20 Summit

© REUTERS / Cem Oksuz/PoolU.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and U.S. security advisor Susan Rice (2nd L) prior to the opening session of the Group of 20 (G20) Leaders summit summit in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, Turkey November 15, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and U.S. security advisor Susan Rice (2nd L) prior to the opening session of the Group of 20 (G20) Leaders summit summit in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, Turkey November 15, 2015 - Sputnik International
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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Thursday that he could not exclude a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the upcoming G20 summit.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with US President Barack Obama (L) before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit plenary session at the International Convention Center in Beijing on November 11, 2014 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — He added that "intensive phone contacts are ongoing."

"Any options are possible, because the very participation of the leaders in a high-level event is a reminder that such talks could take place. Everything depends on the content, on the agenda which will be formed in the international community," Ryabkov said, adding that there were no specific plans at this point.

However, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that no specific agreements have been reached yet on a possible bilateral meeting between Putin and Obama at the G20 summit.

"There are no such agreements yet," Peskov told RIA Novosti.

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