Putin, Obama could meet on Syria next week

By ( Xinhua )

Updated: 2013-10-03

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama may have a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Indonesia's Bali, a Kremlin official said Thursday.

"The sides are coordinating organizational parameters of this meeting, and we think the meeting will take place," presidential aide Yuri Ushakov told a press briefing.

Noting that the proposal came from Moscow, Ushakov said Washington "immediately supported" the meeting.

The two leaders will discuss a range of issues, including the development of earlier agreements and prospects for joint work on the Syria crisis, he added.

Obama aborted a planned summit with Putin in early September ahead of a Group of 20 (G20) summit in Russia's St. Petersburg, citing "lack of progress" in bilateral relations.



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