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Italy: Watch Putin bid 'arrivederci' to ASEM00:39

Italy: Watch Putin bid 'arrivederci' to ASEM

Italy, Milan
October 17, 2014 at 23:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin left the ASEM summit in Milan after closing remarks, Friday, saying 'arrivederci' to journalists as he headed to his car.

Putin spent the morning eating breakfast with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and other world leaders. Putin and Merkel reportedly discussed in detail their positions on the implementation of the Minsk agreements concerning the Ukraine conflict.

Commenting on the meeting, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Merkel and Putin held "difficult" negotiations “full of disagreements, full of misunderstandings." “Nevertheless they are still taking place. There’s an exchange of opinions," he added.

The 10th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) is a forum for dialogue and cooperation between Europe and Asia taking place every two years.

Italy: Watch Putin bid 'arrivederci' to ASEM00:39
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Russian President Vladimir Putin left the ASEM summit in Milan after closing remarks, Friday, saying 'arrivederci' to journalists as he headed to his car.

Putin spent the morning eating breakfast with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and other world leaders. Putin and Merkel reportedly discussed in detail their positions on the implementation of the Minsk agreements concerning the Ukraine conflict.

Commenting on the meeting, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Merkel and Putin held "difficult" negotiations “full of disagreements, full of misunderstandings." “Nevertheless they are still taking place. There’s an exchange of opinions," he added.

The 10th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) is a forum for dialogue and cooperation between Europe and Asia taking place every two years.