The following is an excerpt from ALASTAIR JAMIESON and ANDY ECKARDT | September 5, 2016 | msnbc.com |
President Barack Obama held "businesslike" talks with Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of his final G-20 summit Monday, urging progress on a Syria cease-fire and warning against "wild west" hacking wars.
The U.S. president shook hands with his Russian counterpart in front of cameras in Hangzhou, China, before sitting down for 90-minute discussions that Obama later described as "constructive but not conclusive."
"Typically the tone of our meetings is candid, blunt ... businesslike — and this was no different," Obama told a press conference after the talks.
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