Putin and Saudi crown prince are best of buds at G20 summit

Russia's President Vladimir Putin US President Donald Trump Rwandas President Paul Kagame Brazil's President Michel Temer and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman line up for a family

Russia's President Vladimir Putin US President Donald Trump Rwandas President Paul Kagame Brazil's President Michel Temer and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman line up for a family

Also the Saudi Crown Prince met at his residence in Buenos Aires the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. "When we degrade ourselves by not focusing on the moral values, what it does is send a signal to the world that there's only one thing we care about and that is money".

Both leaders are under fire on the global stage, with Salman accused of ordering the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at an embassy in Turkey. Trump cited Putin's recent provocations against Ukraine, although the optics of him meeting the Russian leader at a time of renewed focus on his business dealings with Moscow were potentially not great.

French President Emmanuel Macron is welcomed by Argentina's President Mauricio Macri as he arrives for the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 30, 2018.

The Crown Prince also discussed with Modi Saudi oil giant Aramco's investment in refineries in India, including the company's project to build a large refinery on the western coast of India, SPA said. Mr. Trump told reporters Friday the reason he wasn't meeting with the crown prince in Argentina was that his staff never set it up.

Proposed US congressional legislation on Yemen, even if passed, is unlikely to impact on Saudi Arabia's ability to pursue the war in Yemen due to available Egyptian, Emerati, and Israeli support.

'She encouraged Crown Prince to ensure Saudi Arabia co-operated fully with Turkish authorities and worked to bring both investigations to an acceptable close.

Meanwhile, hundreds of people, including protesters from anti-capitalist and rights groups, held multiple rallies against the summit, slamming US President Donald Trump, among other key figures, for what they called failing to address a broad range of issues, including climate change, poverty and immigration.

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However, Russia has suggested United States domestic politics may have been the real reason behind the cancellation.

The Prime Minister's stony-faced meeting with Mohammed bin Salman was in stark contrast to the friendly "high five" he shared with Vladimir Putin.

A senior White House official said the two exchanged pleasantries.

Later the Russian News Agency RIA quoted Mr Peskov saying the pair would have a brief impromptu meeting, just as Mr Putin will with other leaders.

Missing entirely was Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose arrival was delayed for the better part of a day by a serious technical failure on her plane, which forced her to return to Germany Thursday night.

With such a keen focus on the US President's trade policies, Mr Trump started the summit with what he certainly considers a win. The deal still needs to win congressional approval in Washington.

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