Before first official meeting, Trump and Putin have finally come face to face


BERLIN — The German government posted a video of an informal G20 meeting on Facebook that shows U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shaking hands for the first time.

The handshake between Trump and Putin is one of several clips featured in a montage of greetings between Group of 20 leaders as they gather for an informal meeting ahead of the summit’s official agenda.

The clip is followed by a second that shows Trump giving Putin a friendly pat on the back.

A one-to-one meeting between Trump and Putin on the sidelines of the G-20 summit on Friday is one of the most anticipated of Trump’s presidency. On Thursday, Trump refrained from placing full blame on Russia for meddling in U.S. elections last year.