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    The leaders of Russia and the United States could "cross paths" at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Peru.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – There was no meeting agreed between Russian President Vladimir Putin and outgoing US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Peru, but they are likely to cross paths on the sidelines of the event, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

    "A bilateral meeting was not agreed on separately yet with the US side. Obviously, they will cross paths on the sidelines of the summit one way or another," Peskov told reporters.

    There are no specific agreements on a meeting between Putin and Obama at the APEC summit, but the two leaders could hold talks, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Wednesday.

    "What [Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry] Peskov said, that if they attend the same event, they will certainly talk, is what has been decided. There are no specific agreements," Ryabkov told RIA Novosti when asked if Putin and Obama could meet in Peru.


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