AFP: Smiles and snaps: Trump and Putin's delicate diplomatic dance11 November 2017 | 08:48 | FOCUS News Agency
The question of whether the US and Russian leaders will hold official discussions on the sidelines of the APEC summit in the resort city of Danang has added a layer of diplomatic intrigue to an event dominated by trade discussions.
Trump's relationship with Moscow has haunted the first year of his presidency, with key former aides under a US investigation for alleged collaboration with the Kremlin.
Overly amicable talks between Trump and Putin would be an awkward sell for the White House as it denies any wrongdoing.
Instead a delicate diplomatic dance has been on show, giving glimpses of a warm relationship but no substantive talks.
The two men have met in Danang three times since late Friday, when they posed for a photo side by side in loose-fitting blue shirts custom made for the summit.
They again warmly shook hands on Saturday morning as leaders sat down for talks and then briefly chatted as they walked together to a podium for a "family photo" of attendees.
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