Trump and Putin had second, previously undisclosed meeting at G20 Summit

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US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, spoke for a second time on July 7 following their two-hour-long bilateral meeting earlier that day.

“There was a couples-only social dinner at the G20. Toward the end, the President spoke to Putin at the dinner,” National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton said Tuesday.

“No staff or Cabinet were at the dinner at all, for any of the countries,” with the exception of translators, Anton said.

Trump and Putin did not go to a separate room for their conversation, but remained in the main room where the dinner was being hosted, Anton said.

Anton declined to provide details on the Trump-Putin conversation, citing the fact that no staff were present.

Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group think tank, first reported that Trump and Putin had the previously undisclosed conversation.

Trump and Putin sat at opposite ends of a long table at the G20 dinner. Putin was seated next to first lady Melania Trump during the dinner, with a translator between them.

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