Putin, Trump may meet Crown Prince at G20

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman

Moscow/Washington — Russian President Vladimir Putin may meet Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina starting on Nov. 30, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters the Kremlin was closely watching moves in oil prices, but declined to comment on whether Moscow would take any possible action to affect them.

Earlier on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump said he would be willing to meet the Crown Prince at the summit.

Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih confirmed the news on Monday that the Crown Prince will be attending the G20 summit, and said that the participation of the Crown Prince at the summit is part of an expected foreign tour.

Climate change, steel and migration have emerged as sticking points in the final communique that world leaders will issue at the end of the Group of 20 summit in Argentina later this month, an Argentine government official said earlier last week. — Agencies