President Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, could barely stand to look at each other in Peru on Sunday as they shared a brief and chilly handshake.
Another APEC summit? Another "family" photo of the leaders wearing the host country's native garb.
Lopez said cooperation in the areas of training and supplies for law enforcement, counterterrorism, anti-narcotics, national emergency, education, finance and market access were also forged.
"They want to seem to start a war but are afraid to go to war".
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Dozens of people have been killed in the onslaught, majority civilians, a monitor has said, and many have been wounded.
There are no plans for a second meeting, said Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
"At the same time, it was underlined that the two remaining months (of Obama's term) should be used for finding a resolution of the Syrian conflict".More news: Trump explains his repeated campaign visits to Maine
Duterte has previously praised Putin in his speeches and has called the Russian leader his "favorite hero".
Duterte said to Putin, "Historically, I have been identified with the Western world".
In a phone call shortly after Mr Trump was elected, Mr Putin congratulated him and expressed readiness for a "partner-like dialogue", the Kremlin said. He also expressed his displeasure with the fact that the U.S. "forced" the Philippines to contribute soldiers in its wars in Vietnam and Iraq.
President Rodrigo Duterte gestured to Russian leader Vladimir Putin his country's intentions to be part of Europe, especially with regard to commerce and trade around the world.
Obama later said at a news conference he told Putin the U.S. is deeply concerned about bloodshed and chaos in Syria "sown by constant bombing attacks" by the Syrian and Russian militaries, and that a ceasefire and political transition were needed. "And that will mark the beginning of our entering into various agreements to achieve our goals", he added.
Trump has expressed admiration for Putin, calling him a better leader than Obama and saying he would have a "very, very good relationship" with him.
Expected to attend are U.S. President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, and newly-elected Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.