A new special relationship? Smiling Ivanka Trump and Theresa May share an animated conversation at the G20
- The unlikely pair seemed to have sparked a friendship at the G20 meeting
- Ivanka seems to be continuously nodding at what the Prime Minister is saying
- Theresa May looked out of place once the conversation had finished
15:07 EST, 30 November 2018
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The pair were chatting away while Ivanka’s father, President Donald Trump stood to the left of them, keeping a watchful eye over the various conversations taking place in the room.
Mrs May’s hands seemed to be extremely animated during their talk, as though she was trying to get her point across, or convince Ivanka of something.
The pair (right) seem to be having a rather animated conversation as May continuously moves her hands around
Ivanka seems to look concerns at what May is saying, while her father President Trump looks on
Ivanka, 37, seemed to be looking intently at Mrs May as their conversation continued.
Their exchange ended when Ivanka touched the Prime Minister on the arm before turning around and walking away.
Mrs May then looks somewhat out of place as she looks around before heading in the opposite direction.
ritish Prime Minister Theresa May gestures during the opening day of Argentina G20 Leaders’ Summit 2018 at Costa Salguero
Donald Trump (left) and Theresa May (right) engage in conversation during the summit
Ivanka has attended the summit in Buenos Aires in order to support her father, as she faces scrutiny for her involvement in failed Trump building deal in Russia.
This is while Theresa May became the first serving UK Prime Minister to visit Buenos Aires when she arrived – without husband Philip – and only the second to travel to the country, following a Tony Blair trip over the border from Brazil in 2001.
Ivanka Trump (above) arrives to attend Mexican President Enrique Pena Neto awarding
The long-running dispute over the Falkland Islands – still claimed as Las Malvinas by Argentina, 36 years after the 1982 war – is likely to be discussed in a one-on-one meeting with President Mauricio Macri, but is not thought likely to dominate the talks, which will focus on trade.
More awkward for Mrs May could be a potential encounter with Prince Mohammed, after the UK’s condemnation of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October.
Asked whether Mrs May would be willing to shake the Crown Prince’s hand, a senior UK official said the PM believed it was important to ‘engage’ with Saudi Arabia and would take any opportunity to get across Britain’s message on the need for ‘full accountability and full transparency’ over the Khashoggi killing and an end to bloodshed in Yemen.