Putin's schedule doesn't include meeting with Obama on sidelines of UN General Assembly session

Russian President Vladimir Putin's meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the upcoming UN General Assembly has not been planned so far, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the upcoming UN General Assembly has not been planned so far, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"No such meeting is on the schedule so far," Peskov told journalists on Sept.10.

"Certainly, he sees how the schedules coincide and when some initiative arises, then there'll be a more concrete analysis," he said.

Asked whether the White House has made proposals on a meeting between the two leaders, Peskov said, "No, there have been no such proposals so far."

Putin's meeting with the Pope is not officially planned during the UN General Assembly session, but the bilateral agenda is being coordinated now, Peskov said. "This particular meeting is not on the schedule so far," he said.

Different options for Putin's meetings are being explored now, which includes both "separate bilateral meetings and the use of various protocol and other events within the General Assembly framework for the president to be able to talk with the heads of other states on the General Assembly's sidelines," Peskov said.

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