President of the U.S. Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will not hold a separate meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), as their schedules don’t allow for one, according to Reuters.
“Regarding a Putin meeting, there was never a meeting confirmed, and there will not be one that takes place due to scheduling conflicts on both sides,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters.
“Now, they’re going to be in the same place. Are they going to bump into each other and say hello? Certainly possible and likely. But in terms of a scheduled, formal meeting, there’s not one on the calendar and we don’t anticipate that there will be one,” Sanders said.