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The G20 Summit: Key meetings and moments

The G20 Summit: Key meetings and moments

G20 leaders had earlier largely blanked the crown prince as they gathered for the "family photo" - apart from Russian President Vladimir Putin, who greeted the prince enthusiastically with a high-five and smiles.

Mrs May had a meeting with the prince on the first day of the G20 summit of world leaders in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist working for The Washington Post, was killed shortly after he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

France also imposed sanctions, including travel bans, on 18 Saudi citizens linked to the murder.

During the meeting, the two leaders also discussed investment in solar energy through the Soft Bank Vision Fund and through the Saudi companies which will build solar energy projects.

Further in the clip, which lasts one-minute and was posted on Twitter, Mr Macron rebukes the Saudi leader for not appreciating his advice.

"No, I will listen, of course", bin Salman replies, prior to bursting into laughter. Saudi Arabia denies that bin Salman ordered the killing, but US intelligence agencies have concluded the opposite.




Instead the US president appeared to barely acknowledge MBS, as he's known, before taking his place for the photo between French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Trump, in an exclamation point-heavy statement before the summit, said it did not matter whether Prince Mohammed knew about Khashoggi's death and that Saudi Arabia was important for business and for its hostility to Iran.

However, a White House official said the USA president had so far only exchanged pleasantries with him.

Macron's tense interaction with Salman was in stark contrast to his warm embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who high-fived and shared a laugh with each other at the summit's start.

The Crown Prince, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, has denied any involvement in the murder, but USA intelligence officials believe he directed the operation.

Separately, the arrival of German Chancellor Angela Merkel was delayed after her official jet was hit by technical issues, forcing it to return to the country shortly after take-off.

Later the Russian News Agency RIA quoted Mr Peskov saying the pair would have a brief impromptu meeting, just as Mr Putin will with other leaders.

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