Merkel sees nothing surprising in communication trump and Putin at a dinner during the G20 summit, says her representative

Berlin. July 19. INTERFAX – German Chancellor Angela Merkel surprised with informal conversation between the presidents of the United States and Russia Donald trump and Vladimir Putin during a dinner at the G20 summit on 7 July, said Wednesday the Agency “Associated press” with reference to the representative of the Chancellor of Steffen Seibert.

S. Seibert did not comment on the fact of communication D. trump and Putin at a dinner, but noted that “the Chancellor in any case not surprised and is confused because of anything” related to the dinner. He also added that the dinner “as expected, gave rise to a very lively exchange of views” between its members.

Yesterday the White house confirmed that D. trump and Putin talked twice on 7 July, but the second time unofficially during dinner .

The first official meeting of two presidents on the sidelines of the summit, which lasted more than two hours, took place before dinner.