Meanwhile, backstage at the G20 summit…


The power handshake seen around the world, prelude to the meeting Friday between the Don and Vlad


President Trump: “Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it’s going very well. We’ve had some very, very good talks. We’re going to have a talk now and obviously, that will continue. We look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia, for the United States and for everybody concerned. And it’s an honor to be with you.”

President Putin: “I’m delighted to meet you personally, and I hope our meeting will bring results.”

VIDEO of world leaders getting acquainted over cocktails:

As Trump and Putin meet officially for the first time, European Union honcho Jean-Claude Juncker, the ever-present drink in hand, seems oblivious to the historic moment.