For Putin, the meeting was a way to burnish his reputation as a global leader. For Francis, Putin’s cooperation is essential for the protection of Christians in the Middle East, where Russia is active.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russian authorities had a “relaxed and unprejudiced” attitude towards LGBT people, but decisions about gender identity could only be made by adults and therefore minors need to be “left alone”.
Trump's critics have accused him of being too friendly with Putin and castigated him for failing to publicly confront the Russian leader in Helsinki over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
The move, the biggest concession to public pressure during Xi’s nearly seven years as China’s paramount leader, suggests that there are still limits to his power, especially involving events outside the mainland, even as he has governed with an increasingly authoritarian grip.
The MEA also reiterated that no meeting has been scheduled between Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister at the SCO summit.
'No meeting will be organised between Prime Minister Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan at the summit', MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
The journalist, who denies wrongdoing and links his detention with his journalistic activity, faces being charged with the large-scale selling of drugs, Meduza said. The offence carries a jail sentence of between 10 and 20 years.
PM Modi was among the many dignitaries present at the Twelfth G20 Summit held at Hamburg, northern Germany. US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull were also present.
Barack Obama extends his hand to Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Russia on Wednesday (September 30) carried out its first airstrikes in Syria in what Russian President Vladimir Putin called a pre-emptive strike against the militants.
Chinese troops staged a celebration of the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II in Beijing; Vladimir Putin worksout in an open-air gym; Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus.
Russia, Jan 24 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended his greetings to the Indian citizens on the occasion of Republic Day. President Putin in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he appreciates relations of special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India. He added that he was sure that further build-up between the two nations will be fruitful bilateral cooperation in different areas. He also said that constructive interaction corresponds to their common interests and goes in line with ensuring stability and security in Asia and the entire world.