White House says Trump sat with Putin, Macron and Merkel at lunch, discussed key issues

President Donald Trump discussed several key issues with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President ...

Posted: Nov 12, 2018 12:46 PM
Updated: Nov 12, 2018 12:46 PM

President Donald Trump discussed several key issues with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a lunch at Élysée Palace, according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

"Today at lunch, the President sat with President Macron, Chancellor Merkel, and President Putin, and many other world leaders," Sanders told reporters traveling with the President. "The leaders discussed a variety of issues, including the INF (nuclear treaty), Syria, trade, the situation in Saudi Arabia, sanctions, Afghanistan, China and North Korea."

Angela Merkel

Continents and regions

Donald Trump

Eastern Europe

Emmanuel Macron

Europe

Government and public administration

Government bodies and offices

Investigations

Political Figures - Intl

Political Figures - US

Politics

Russia

Russia meddling investigation

US federal government

Vladimir Putin

White House

Sanders said, "They had very good and productive discussions during the two-hour lunch," which was held at the official residence of the French President.

Russian state news agencies reported a brief exchange between Trump and Putin at Sunday's armistice centenary ceremonies in Paris.

RIA Novosti reported Putin as replying in the affirmative when asked if he was able to talk with Trump in a meeting at the Élysée Palace with other foreign leaders.

Asked how the conversation went, according to RIA, the Russian President replied: "Well."

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said the two leaders were able to exchange pleasantries during the working lunch, Russian state agencies reported.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 628375

Reported Deaths: 34477
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens884967353
Kings873877498
Bronx627705028
Suffolk592732045
Nassau592382248
Westchester491021512
New York442183223
Erie23933785
Richmond222091126
Rockland21258692
Orange16555517
Monroe14338313
Onondaga10248222
Dutchess7021186
Albany5555148
Broome5201140
Oneida4655150
Niagara3599107
Ulster323898
Chemung295535
Putnam268264
Schenectady235357
Sullivan215648
Saratoga215120
Steuben171487
Rensselaer166651
Chautauqua151616
Oswego14366
Ontario125037
Tioga109549
Wayne108312
Cattaraugus105826
Tompkins10430
Columbia100556
Allegany98352
Cortland9792
Genesee9329
Madison89818
Cayuga8228
St. Lawrence7849
Greene67518
Livingston6719
Herkimer64512
Chenango62310
Orleans60457
Otsego5968
Warren57135
Wyoming5175
Jefferson5003
Fulton48428
Montgomery46616
Clinton4485
Washington44014
Lewis3459
Delaware3429
Schuyler2963
Essex27814
Seneca2765
Franklin2597
Yates2527
Schoharie1902
Hamilton421
Out of NY0120
Unassigned027
Utica
Clear
29° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 29°
Oneonta
Clear
28° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 28°
Herkimer
Clear
29° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 29°
Thendara
Clear
29° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 29°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Stuff the Bus Locations
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve