Obama, Putin speak for four minutes about Syria and Ukraine
Published: 2016-11-21 04:47:52.0 BdST Updated: 2016-11-21 04:47:52.0 BdST
US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have spoken for about four minutes at the APEC summit about Syria and Ukraine, a White House official has said.
"The president urged President Putin to uphold Russia's commitments under the Minsk agreements, underscoring the US and our partners' commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty," the official said on Sunday.
The summit is taking place in Peru's capital, Lima.
Obama also emphasised the need for their two countries' foreign ministers "to continue pursuing initiatives, together with the broader international community, to diminish the violence and alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people," the official said.
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