>> World leaders gathering for the G-20 Summit in Argentina have brought with them plenty of baggage from back home. Looming over the meeting, whether the US and China can get past tensions and work out a trade pact. On Friday, President Trump sounded optimistic about progress despite his threat to escalate tariffs on imports from China.
>> If we could make a deal that'd be good, I think they want to and I think we'd like to.>> In fact as the summit's under way member nations are still struggling to reach agreement on major issues. Reuters Daniel Flynn, is there.>> It's pretty unusual that at this stage we don't have a final communique as the leaders are already meeting here in Buenos Aires.
So, as we understand it, the main problems are on issues like climate change, trade again problems between the United States and China, and even issues like migration are proving problematic.>> One open question at the meeting, how to approach Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose presence has been contentious following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.
Salman was sidelined during the official family photo of world leaders, standing at the far edge of the portrait, to compare, this is where his father, the king, stood in 2015. But he was warmly and enthusiastically embraced by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin and Trump however kept their distance after Trump canceled the planned meeting with Putin.
That came after his personal lawyer admitted to lying about working with Russia on a real estate deal while Trump was running for President. Trump on Friday brushed aside the controversy, tweeting from Buenos Aires that running his business during his campaign was quote very legal and very cool. Asked if this was the real reason he was cancelling his meeting with Putin and not Russian aggression in Ukraine, he said this.
>> On the basis of what took place with respect to the ships and the sailors, that was the sole reason.