American President Barack Obama said on Monday that there are still "differences between his country and Russian regarding Syria", stressing that a ceasefire would facilitate fighting terrorism including Daesh and Al-Nusra Front, AlKhaleejOnline.com reported.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with his U.S. countepart Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou on September 5, 2016.
Russian President Vladimir Putin also meets with United States counterpart Barack Obama for a tense sideline meeting during the G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou.
He highlighted the need to provide humanitarian relief to those in Syria, and said the nations are working on a instituting a "meaningful, serious, viable cessation of hostilities" there.
Russian Federation is acting to support the continued rule of President Bashar Al-Assad, while the U.S. is supporting and arming rebels dedicated to his overthrow.
He also said the foreign ministries of Russian Federation and the USA were working on some pre-agreements.
Putin later told reporters an agreement with the U.S. could be reached in the next few days. "But given the gaps of trust that exist, that's a tough negotiation".
Washington needs to seek possible compromises and scrap its sanctions in regard to Russia if it wants to improve its relations with Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.
But the USA has always been wary on the military coordination part of the deal, because it says Russian Federation has mainly targeted moderate, US -backed opposition groups in a bid to prop up Assad.
"Our collaborative effort with the United States in fighting terrorist organizations, including the ones in Syria, may be significantly improved and intensified", Putin said at a press conference on the results of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China.
"This discussion goes to the heart of how we build an economy that works for everyone".
"This is my proposal to Mr Putin and Mr Obama".
The G20 group agreed at their summit in China that refugees are a global issue and the burden must be shared, the leaders declared in a joint communique Monday.
Despite this, both leaders described what will probably be their last encounter, as Obama prepares to hand his presidency to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.
Obama said the meeting was "constructive but not conclusive".
In the group photo, US President Barack Obama can be seen looking at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who stands on the other end, far away from Obama.
He added: "Now in this summit, to all of our friends, we have brought up this issue and told them this".