The start of the meeting, Putin and Obama in Hangzhou China

It began on the sidelines of the Group of Twenty summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou Monday for closed bilateral meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama.

It is expected to address the meeting, the two foreign ministers , Sergei Lavrov and John Kerry and other officials involved in it, the Syrian and Ukrainian files.

A source in the Russian delegation accompanying President Vladimir Putin to the summit of the 20 in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, was Sunday reported that US President Barack Obama 's offer himself to his counterpart Putin held a separate meeting on the sidelines of the summit.

It was Dmitri Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman had announced earlier that President Putin and his US counterpart Obama agreed to hold a single meeting on the sidelines of the top twenty in the Chinese city of Hangzhou.

It is noteworthy that the question of convening a single meeting between the two leaders on the sidelines of the summit has been called into question, in the light of Russian - American dispute over the number of international issues, especially Syria and Ukraine, as the Kremlin has previously said that Putin and Obama talk the parties have exchanged a hijacker in the corridors of the summit.

He was announced by US President Barack Obama , who is in China to participate in the G - 20 summit, Sunday, Sept. 4 / September, as before that serious differences still exist between the United States and Russia on Syria, and that progress will be difficult without concessions from Moscow.

The last meeting between the Russian and US presidents held on the sidelines of the climate summit in Paris last November, and spoke by
phone several times this year.