While there are no plans to hold a separate meeting between the Russian and United States presidents at the upcoming APEC and G20 summits, the two leaders will have a good opportunity to talk to one another in the framework of these events "on their feet," Russian Presidential Aide Yury Ushakov said.
"There is no specific plan to hold a meeting, but the leaders have a good chance of talking to each other on the go, on their feet," he told reporters on Friday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin "had not canceled any visits, nor is he refusing any contacts," his aide said.
"The main thing is not how these contacts are being called - official, unofficial, on their feet or on the go - the main thing is for them to be substantive and conducive to either the development of bilateral relations or resolution of some key issues," Ushakov said.
He recalled that no meeting between Putin and Obama was planned at the previous G20 summit in St. Petersburg but contact did take place.
"Moreover, it was quite successful since it allowed, to a large extent, the resolution of the problem of chemical weapons in Syria," Ushakov said.
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