The meeting announced by the Spanish government of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez with US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels, in reality, lasted only a few tens of seconds – in fact, the Prime Minister and the head of the White House exchanged a couple of phrases.
The footage was shown on Spanish television. Earlier, the Spanish government informed that the meeting will take place and will not be limited to shaking hands and greeting.
“The Prime Minister and the President of the United States had a short conversation after a collective photo session. As previously announced, both wanted to say hello, meet in person, and make the first contact. This was agreed by their respective teams,” the press service of the Spanish government said.
Sanchez also held brief talks in Brussels with his British counterpart, Boris Johnson. Also on Monday, he was scheduled to meet on the sidelines of the summit with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.