Over the past five years of the unrest in Syria, Hallak also lost a cousin and several friends.
"We're at the very beginning", Tillerson later told reporters, speaking of Trump's first face-to-face meeting with Putin, and "at this point it's very difficult to say what Russia's intentions are in this relationship".
It's particularly odd given that less than 36 hours before Trump, according to Tillerson, "pressed" Putin on the meddling in the 2016 election, he was decidedly skeptical about the idea that Russia was fully to blame.
In a sharp contrast to Trump's tone and messaging, Tillerson called on Gulf nations to de-escalate the crisis with Qatar, citing humanitarian, economic and military costs.
Tillerson alluded to a possible agreement Wednesday, when he departed Washington to join Trump in Hamburg. But Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., the Senate minority leader, dismissed the outcome as "disgraceful". The fact that they reached any deal shows that both sides wanted to project a positive vibe. In Moscow, political leaders were celebrating Friday night.
The primary U.S. aim, officials said, has been that the Russians would cease all air operations in the area and prevent Syrian planes from flying - effectively instituting a "no-fly zone".
Mr Ramzy is in Damascus ahead of a new round of UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva on Monday.
"There are so many issues on the table". But none of this will be particularly easy. Jordan was also part of that agreement.
So the question is, what do we do now?.
Trade has been a hotly discussed issue at the summit, as new President Donald Trump pushes his "American First" agenda.
Since early 2016, there have been four attempts to broker cease-fire deals involving various groups and state actors.
The meeting lasted much longer than expected.
But his presence at Friday's meeting indicates he is still a major player in helping shape US-Russia relations. We did another hour. As the dog approached and sniffed her, Merkel froze, visibly frightened. Two officials familiar with the meeting, which took place in White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus' office, confirmed to CNN that Tillerson let his frustrations over the process be known.
On the presidential election campaign trail last year, Trump said he hoped relations with Putin could be rebuilt after Russia's acrimonious ties with his predecessor Barack Obama.
Trump's private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin stole the show at the G-20.
The money will go toward improving access to capital and markets, providing technical assistance, training and mentoring, pushing public policy and investing in projects and programs that support women and women-led businesses.
Obviously Reiner must not believe Trump's travel ban isn't an effort "to protect us", but let's move on.
"We didn't touch on that subject in our conversation. partly because we have a well-known, significant difference of opinion on that", Videgaray said. It pitted Trump, under fire at home for alleged collusion with Russia, against the man accused of overseeing that interference. He also denied that Russia would attempt to interfere in other elections around the world, including in Germany, where Chancellor Angela Merkel is running for reelection in September.
"He asked many questions about that", Putin said of Trump.