>> Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin finally getting to grips. It's a meeting most have been waiting for, the G20 Summit in Hamburg.>> President Putin and I have been discussing various things, I think it's going very well. We've had some very, very good talk. We're gonna have a talk now and obviously that will continue but we look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia, for the United States, and for everybody concerned and it's an honor to be with you.
Thank you.>> And it wasn't actually the first encounter. Earlier, they met for the first time with a handshake and a back slap. Something for body language experts to chew over. Here, it will be more about what the US and Russian Presidents say behind closed doors. In now familiar style, Trump pre-tweeted the tete-a-tete, much to discuss might be an understatement.
The US president has previously said he wants to work with his Russian counterpart but differences on Syria, Ukraine, and Moscow's alleged meddling in the America's election have muddied the waters. And on the eve of meet Trump has struck a cooler US foreign policy tone. Speaking in Poland he urged Russia to stop its destabilizing activities.
>> And to instead join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies.>> But their meeting also proving distraction from the agenda set by German host, Chancellor Angela Merkel. It was scheduled to overlap with a key G20 session on climate and energy. Trump has angered many in the club of leading nations over his decision to remove the US from the Paris Climate Accord.
Officials have declined to say what will be on the table between the two here. But Putin is a spy turned president, who's faced off against two of Trump's predecessors. Trump is the political maverick still finding his way on the international stage.>> President Trump, will you bring up election meddling?
>> Washington will hope, is experience doesn't show.