In dramatic footage from G20 summit in Indonesia Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and Chinese President Xi Jinping can be seen engaged in a heated argument as the latter expresses displeasure over the details of talks getting leaked to the media.
“Everything we discussed has been leaked to the papers, that is not appropriate. And that was not the way the conversation was conducted,” Xi was heard telling Trudeau on Wednesday through a translator, at the closing session of the G20.
The Canadian Prime Minister was then heard responding cordially, “In Canada, we believe in free, open, and frank dialogue and that is what we will continue to have. We will continue to look to work constructively together, but there will be things we will disagree on.”
After Trudeau’s response, the two shook hands and went separate ways, with Xi maintaining his demeanour of a smiling but disappointed headmaster, and saying, “That’s great, but let’s create the conditions first.”