Putin and Merkel shook hands

Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrived in Berlin for an international conference on Libya, shaking hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

the two Leaders and UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres pose for photographers at the entrance to the office of Chancellor, where he will host the summit, and then went inside, RIA Novosti reported.

in addition, Merkel and the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas before the conference held a separate meeting with the head of the national consensus Government of Libya with the Faiz Barragem and the commander of the Libyan national army, field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, reports TASS.

Earlier Vladimir Putin met in Berlin with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to the Russian leader, that the agreement of Moscow and Istanbul, which is an example of constructive cooperation between the two countries, became the basis for this year’s conference. He also expressed the hope that dialogue with the warring parties continue.