President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke twice July 7, according to a new report.
The pair had met earlier in the day for a two-hour long bilateral meeting. Then, at a couples-only dinner at the G20, Trump and Putin spoke alone, with the exception of translators, National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton said.
Anton said that members of the president's staff and cabinet weren't present for conversation.
The world leaders were in the main room where the dinner was being hosted during the conversation, Anton said.
He added that since members of the president's staff were not present during the talk, he could not provide details on the conversation.
Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group think tank, first reported that Trump and Putin had the previously undisclosed conversation.
Trump and Putin sat at opposite ends of a long table at the G20 dinner. Putin was seated next to first lady Melania Trump during the dinner, with a translator between them.