President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting informally on the sidelines of the Group of 20 economic summit in China.
White House spokesman Ned Price says more details about the meeting will be released later in the day. The meeting is taking place in private.
Obama’s meeting with Putin comes as the U.S. and Russia are negotiating to try to reach an agreement to end the violence in Syria’s long-running civil war. Top diplomats for both countries have thus far been unable to reach an agreement.
Another likely topic is Ukraine. The U.S. has been concerned about growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine.