Trump pats Putin on the back and chats with smiling Saudi Crown Prince who stands in the front row for ‘family photo’ at G20 summit
- The G20 leaders gathered for a group photo
- Each walked down a red carpet to be greeted by Japanese Prime Minister Abe
- Trump is holding bilateral meetings with many of the leaders
- Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman smiled as he shook hands with Abe
President Donald Trump exchanged greetings with a grinning Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at a ‘family photo’ at the G20 summit in Japan Friday.
The two men could be seen sharing conversation as the world leaders gathered on a single stage for the traditional photo-op.
The Saudi Crown Prince has been under increased scrutiny since the murder of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The CIA reportedly has concluded that he ordered the murder.
Trump entered the room for the event in Osaka walking next to Russian President Vladimir Putin, leaving a holding room after many other leaders had gathered. The two men walked and talked, and Putin gave Trump a slight pat on the back as they parted for the event.
SMILE: Trump extends a hand to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the ‘family photo’ at the G20 summit in Japan
For the photo Trump stood in the front row, where he was flanked by the crown prince as well as Turkey’s president Recip Erdogan. Directly behind them was British prime minister Threresa May.
Trump holds bilateral meetings with the crown prince, known as MBS, as well as Putin.
Trump said before the trip that he ‘may’ raise the issue of Russia’s election interference.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is greeted by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin also joined the event
The leaders smiled for the cameras before a working lunch session
President Donald Trump shakes hands with China’s President Xi Jinping before a ‘family photo’
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L front) welcomed at Kansai International Airport ahead of the 2019 G20 Summit
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin take part in a meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 28, 2019
The Saudi crown prince smiled and exchanged greetings with Putin the leaders took their positions. Chinese President Xi Jinping greeted Trump. The pair are set to meet later in the summit.
After the photo session the leaders gathered for a plenary working lunch.