WATCH: Putin jokingly calls Chinese President Xi Jinping a ‘lone warrior’

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping sat across each other for an official meeting, when the latter's entourage took time to arrive.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 9, 2017 9:02 pm

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The ongoing convention at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Astana, Kazakhstan had the leaders of China and Russia come face-to-face for an official meeting on camera. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping sat across each other for the talks. However, a slight glitch led to a delay in the Chinese delegation to accompany Jinping, and he was left all alone while an army of seven Russian officials sat across him.

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Looking at the bizarre situation, Putin made a funny remark when the time elapsed, and he couldn’t start his speech. Calling his Chinese counterpart a “lone warrior”, he began the conversation to lighten up the tension in the absence of his entourage.

Watch the video here.

Hilarious and awkward at the same time, isn’t it?

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