Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince High Five At G20 Summit

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin were caught high fiving at the G20 summit in Argentina Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin were caught high fiving at the G20 summit in Argentina
Andrew Cummings | 02 December, 2018, 11:59

Here in Buenos Aires, where the G20 Summit is taking place and specifically in the hall allotted for the media that transmit the G20 Summit events live, the Crown Prince's image appeared on the screen and many cameramen hurried to take his pictures using their cameras while others took pictures using their mobiles.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded Saturday that Saudi Arabia extradite suspects in the killing in Istanbul of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, taking to task the kingdom's crown prince who was basking in his quick return to the world stage at the G20.

"The Prime Minister stressed that the humanitarian situation remained dire and reaffirmed United Kingdom commitment to making progress on improving the situation, including through a UN Security Council Resolution", the spokesman said.

Macron also said that he and the crown prince also discussed oil prices.

President Vladimir Putin said Saturday (Dec 1) that Russian Federation and OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia had agreed to renew a pact on oil production cuts, as crude prices slump on global markets.

The prince told world leaders that "unless the crime is proven, you can not blame Saudi Arabia", Erdogan quoted him as saying.

The G20 communique said that the G20 nations reaffirm their commitment to further strengthening the global financial safety net with a strong, quota-based, and adequately resourced International Monetary Fund at its centre.

Trudeau said he stressed the fact that Canada will "always stand up strongly and clearly for human rights".

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Meanwhile, the USA reiterated its decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement and affirmed its commitment to utilising all energy sources and technologies while protecting the environment.

His murder was not only an issue for Turkey, but for the entire world, he said, saying that he had shared information related to the killing with several countries, including Germany and the US.

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, as well as Russian Federation and other leading oil producers, will meet in Vienna on Dec 6-7 to discuss further steps on the oil market as prices have been declining due to oversupply.

Merkel voiced her concern about the situation when she met Putin on the sidelines of the summit. As the leaders were lining up for a traditional "family photo", Trump was seen walking towards Putin - but at the last possible moment, the feed was cut to a closer shot of a different group.

Speaking from a G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Pompeo acknowledged that the humanitarian crisis in Yemen - where millions are at risk of starvation - had reached "epic proportions" but said Washington and Riyadh were offering aid. "We might [later], but we had none", President Trump told the press pool.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, for her part, surprised observers when she requested her own bilateral meeting with the heir to the Saudi throne.

"They exchanged pleasantries at the leaders' session as he did with almost every leader in attendance", the White House official said on Friday. "We've been very clear, very clear about that since literally the very beginning".

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