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Putin, Mohammed bin Salman high five at G20 summit

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Russian
President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin
Salman enthusiastically greeted each other at the G20 summit in
Argentina on November 30, 2018.

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Enjeti/Twitter


  • Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin
    Salman are both in Argentina to attend the G20 summit.
  • They enthusiastically greeted each other when they met
    up.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed
bin Salman enthusiastically high-fived each other when they met
up in Argentina on Friday.

Both leaders are in Buenos Aires to attend the G20 summit on
Friday and Saturday.

Their greeting appeared to take place during a large meeting.
Other world leaders, such as South Korean President Moon Jae-in
and US President Donald Trump, can be seen walking past in the
background.

Here’s the greeting in its full glory:

World leaders have widely condemned the crown prince and Saudi
Arabia over the death of Jamal Khashoggi. Riyadh has long sought
to distance the crown prince from the incident, despite
increasing evidence
directly linking him to it.


Read more:

It’s business as usual for the Saudi crown prince at the G20
summit despite the brutal killing of Jamal Khashoggi

Putin, however, has refused to publicly condemn the crown prince
over the death.

He said last month,
according to the Financial Times
: “We do not know what
happened in reality. So why should we undertake any steps to
deteriorate our relations with Saudi Arabia?”

The Russian president also deflected blame to the US at the time,
saying: “As far as I know the journalist who went missing used to
live in the USA … In this regard the US has a certain
responsibility.”

Russia and Saudi Arabia have close relations over its joint deal
to regulate oil supplies.

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