United States President Donald Trump wasn’t the only one confused during the “traditional handshake” at the opening of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) opening ceremony on Monday.
Photos released by Malacañang showed Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev failed to cross his arms during the Asean handshake.
But the chain was not broken as Medvedev found a way to connect his arms with the two leaders beside him.
During the handshake, Trump also struggled with his kind of handshake. Trump was seen smiling after he realized he was doing the handshake the wrong way.
During the traditional handshake, the leaders extend their right arm over their left and shake the opposite hands of those next to him. /jpv
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