Sisi’s hand was left unshaken, Obama was called a rude word and Putin didn’t get the attention he wanted. The G20 in full colour
It was meant to be a G20 summit held under the theme of international cooperation. Instead, diplomatic snubs dominated the agenda – including Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s rather “colourful” description of his US counterpart Barack Obama.
The meeting in Hangzhou, China will also be remembered – in Egypt at least – for apparent snubs against Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The Egyptian president was ignored by his Russian and Turkish counterparts as they shook the hands of others around them.
And, in footage from another part of the meeting, Obama apparently flat out refused a handshake.