Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama in Hangzhou in eastern China’s Zhejiang province on Monday, September 5, 2016. Photo: AP
HANGZHOU: President Barack Obama said Monday the US and Russia have not given up on negotiations that could stem the bloodshed in Syria, but acknowledged leaders are challenged by “gaps of trust” between the rival powers.
Significant sticking points remain in the negotiations over a creation of an unlikely US-Russian military partnership focusing firepower on “common enemies” in Syria, Obama said.
He acknowledged that a flurry of diplomacy at an economic summit and a 90-minute meeting with …read more
Source: The Himalayan Times