Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince High Five At G20 Summit

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The two leaders are controversial figures at the summit.

Tensions at the summit were also simmering over Russia's actions in Ukraine, where Russian guards earlier this week fired on and captured three Ukrainian ships in the Black Sea.

However, Number 10's statement said the PM also "reiterated United Kingdom support for Saudi Arabia's security, including the very real threats posed by Iranian interference in Yemen".

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) looks at Russia's President Vladimir Putin as they take their places for a group photo during the G-20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 30, 2018.

Mr Trump is also not meeting privately in Buenos Aires with the crown prince, who is trying to rebuild his image after the killing of Washington Post columnist and royal family critic Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Or shunned after USA intelligence agencies concluded he ordered the grisly slaying of Jamal Khashoggi, which his country denies?

The crown prince, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, quickly exited the stage without shaking hands or talking with other leaders.

The prime minister's aides refused to say whether she would ask the crown prince if he was directly involved in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Salman, who has recently been accused by the global community for the ordered killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the country's role in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

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An official in Macron's office said the exchange captured on video and transcripts circulating on social media "show well the president's firm stance".

In the audio of the conversation, it's possible to make out the prince saying "Don't worry", to which Macron responds: "I am worried".

The prime minister told Mohammed bin Salman there needed to "be full transparency about exactly what had happened" and also full cooperation with Turkish authorities.

Both officials spoke on condition they not be named in line with standard French government policy.

Prince Muhammad met South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on the sidelines of a G20 summit.

"We had no discussion. We might, but we had none".

The White House said Friday that Trump had "exchanged pleasantries at the leaders' session" with the Saudi Crown Prince "as he did with almost every leader in attendance".

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