MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov joked over a hypothetical fourth meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Hamburg.
"Maybe they went to the toilet together, that was the fourth time," Lavrov told the NBC network in an interview.
"There is also a room where they get together before an event starts, they cannot arrive all at the same time in a bus, they arrive at their own motorcades, then they are ushered in a room which is a waiting room, so they might have met much more than three times," Lavrov said.
The minister compared the G20 arrangement to children waiting to enter a classroom before class in kindergarten.
Following the meeting, local media reports emerged that the Russian and US presidents held another undisclosed conversation during a dinner at the summit in Hamburg, for an hour in the presence of only a Kremlin-provided interpreter.
Both the Kremlin and the White House denied the reports of the undisclosed meeting.