The following video includes the opening statements of president Trump and president Putin in the presence of the media. A meeting prior to the press briefing had been held.
The remainder of the meeting was held behind closed doors.
President of the United States of America Donald Trump: Thank you very much. We appreciate it.
President Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it’s going very well. We’ve had some very, very good talks. We’re going to have a talk now, and obviously that will continue. But we look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia, for the United States, and for everybody concerned. And it’s an honour to be with you. Thank you.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President,
We have talked on the phone about vital bilateral and international issues several times but, of course, telephone conversations are not enough.
If we want to find positive solutions to bilateral issues and the most important and urgent international problems, such meetings in person are essential.
In the wake of the Trump-Putin Meeting, a ceasefire in Syria was announced.
The cease-fire is slated to go into effect on Sunday noon Damascus time.