The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin submitted the initiative of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss bilateral issues on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Antalya.
"Today we have worked a lot, but there are surely other issues that are of interest to our bilateral relations ", — leads RIA "Novosti" Putin's words at a meeting with the Chancellor. The Russian President added that at the meeting there is an opportunity to discuss " all the problems that we do."
Merkel has thanked Putin for the meeting, agreeing that there is a possibility to discuss different problems. The Chancellor, noting that the hour was late, glad for the photographers who will be able after the Protocol part of the meeting to " go to sleep ". The meeting of Putin and Merkel began immediately after the end of the working lunch of heads of delegations of the States members of the " big twenty ", invited countries and international organizations. Lunch, which as conceived was obliged to pass over one and a half hours, lasted almost 3 hours. On Sunday in Antalya province, Turkey officially opened the summit of leaders " the big twenty ". The event will be held for two days. Before the first working session of G20 leaders, invited countries and authorized international organizations held a joint photographing. Vladimir Putin on Sunday, arrived in Antalya on the summit " group of twenty ", the Russian leader is also a number of bilateral meetings. The Russian Sherpa Svetlana Lukash said that the G20 summit began with a discussion of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Vladimir Putin, on its expression, has become one of the most popular figures in the reception of G20 leaders. The presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama spoke briefly on the sidelines of the summit of the " twenty ". The leaders discussed the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and Ukraine. Before that, it was claimed that the Presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama shook hands Before the summit of " twenty "." The group of twenty " (G20) – the leading forum for discussion of global economic and financial cooperation. The G20 brings together the largest developed and developing economies, which accounted for about 85% of world GDP. In 2013, the chairmanship in G20 were carried out by Russia, in 2014 it was replaced by Australia in 2015, this function was transferred to Turkey.